Buff Orps are 14 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nickie115, May 30, 2012.

  1. Nickie115

    Nickie115 Hatching

    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!
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    big red comb and wattles at the age mean roo
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    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.
    Last edited: May 30, 2012
  4. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 In the Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011
    Eastern Oregon
    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.[​IMG]
  5. amber t

    amber t In the Brooder

    May 30, 2012
    My BO roos are about 12 weeks old and have waddles and a bigger tail plume.

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