Buff Orps are 14 weeks

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8 Years
Jan 23, 2012
At what age are you supposed to be able to tell that you have a rooster. I have 11 buff orps and I can't tell for sure which one is supposed to be a rooster! Is it still to early? One has tail feathers that is pointed up more than the others, but then another has the starting of the same thing, so I can't be sure!
And if you look at their backs, just in front of the tail area, there would be a shiny fringe of pointy saddle feathers that hangs over each side. That would be your male. By 14 weeks, you should be able to see that difference, for sure.
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My BO roo developed really young. I'm a newbie and I could see right away that he was different than the girls. His comb turned red while still in the brooder. I don't have any pixs of him then, but here he is at 13 wks. He is crowing, too.
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