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Buff Orps & Barred Rocks, pullets or roos

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stevin, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. stevin

    stevin Songster

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    these pics were taken a week ago, they are now 8 weeks old.
    i'm pretty sure the 3 barred rocks are all pullets, but can anyone confirm?
    i'm not sure about the 3 buff orps, i have a feelin that one may be a roo.
    if anyone has any comments on the quality of them please speak up.
    i have no idea where they came from, these were a unexpected gift from the father-inlaw....


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  2. Your barred rocks ARE pullets!!! Sorry, can't help you on the Orps as it would only be a guess on my part
     
  3. To me they all look like pullets but one of the Barred Rocks looks rooish..
     
  4. stevin

    stevin Songster

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    nice!!!!!
    i was really hoping for no roosters, but a possible 1 out of 6 isn't bad....
    any other opinions?

    thanx
     
  5. jeslewmazer

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    I think you might have one BO roo and the other 5 are pullets.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I think you may have lucked out and have ALL PULLETS!
    ( You may have a few roos in there some where though! [​IMG] )
     
  7. StormyMoon

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    It is my understanding that pullet BR will have a dark line down the front of their legs.
     
  8. Firearia

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    I'm pretty sure all of those are pullets (for sure the orps but a bit shaky on the barred rocks), how could you get that lucky! [​IMG] Wait I shouldn't say that... [​IMG]
     
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  9. stevin

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    i hope so.....!!!
    i have a dozen or so roosters that i will be getting rid of soon. i will be keeping one....
    so hopefully all 6 are pullets or a possible roo in the mix.
    i might have to take some solo pictures of each chick in order to get a clear overall view of each one.

    i appreciate all the replies! please continue!
    and also, please comment on the quality. i know they are not SQ but i would like to be close to what the breed standard should be.
    please you won't hurt my feelings, lay it on me....
     
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member 8 Years

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    I believe you have all pullets! [​IMG] Definetly all your Barred Rocks are pullets!

    Missi
     

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