Buff orps - pullets or roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SarahIrl, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two identical to the one on the right (see the head to the left behind them), and I think the one on the left is a roo - any hints? They are six weeks old...
     
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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6 weeks?
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    The one on the right is 100% a hen.
    The one on the left... [​IMG] I'm guessing roo.
     
  3. LittleMamaBigPapa

    LittleMamaBigPapa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Girls!!!

    :p
     
  4. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that's all. The barnevelders in with them aren't even 75% feathered yet and the brahmas are somewhere in between. I'm guessing the same too, roo on left, hen on right and behind.
     
  5. goldnchocolate

    goldnchocolate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is my guess, too. I love my orpingtons (buffs and whites) [​IMG]
     
  6. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo on the left, pullet on the right.
     
  7. tberryer

    tberryer Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm thinking what the others are thinking. It looks like a flash may have washed out some coloring. Are the comb and wattles on the left bird more pink than that on the right?
     
  8. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, a definate dark rose colour in stead of a washed out biscuit colour.
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Are you in the UK? Those birds look good! Nice, large heads with excellent feathering even at their age.
     
  10. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In Ireland, West Cork, but there's UK heritage in them ok. They are actually a little darker than this, they were washed out by the flash.

    I'm really happy with them, although the two hens have very little in the way of tail as yet. They might end up more rounded than peaked.
     

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