Can I play the Pullet/Roo game? Buff Orpingtons and Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by salfay1962, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. salfay1962

    salfay1962 New Egg

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    Hello everyone! I've been eagerly reading all the sexing posts, and I've decided to jump into the guessing game, even though I probably don't want to hear the answer :) We have six babies - three Buff Orpingtons and three Barred Rocks. They're supposedly about three weeks old. I NEED for them to be pullets because my daughter and I are already so attached to them I can't bear the thought of having to get rid of any one of them.

    Thanks so much in advance for your opinions!



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  2. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On barred rocks: chicks 1 and 2 roos. They both have bigger combs and shorter tail feathers. chick 3 pullet. Smaller comb and longer tail feathers. In another 2 weeks you should easily be able to tell. The roos will be lighter in color, larger combs, larger wattles, and yellow feet. Pullets will be darker in color, smaller combs, small wattles, and legs should have a darker tint to them. Might not be the whole leg, might be a patch here and a patch there.

    I have no idea on the BO's. I will guess all pullets.
     
  3. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 the buff orpingtons def look like pullets
     
  4. Baily

    Baily Out Of The Brooder

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    I also think the first two are male and the rest are female. I completely know how you feel too, I have to get rid of one of mine after finding out he is a rooster.....I cried :( They all have their own personalities.
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 3 Barred Rocks look all like cockerels and the Buff Orps all look like pullets.
     
  6. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say all of the barred rocks are cockerels. Ortolan has a smaller comb than the other two, but the coloring is too light for him to be a pullet. (Great names by the way). I'm not as familiar with Buff Orps -- I have just one that is about the same age as yours. She was sold to me as a pullet, and so far she's turned out to be one. She looks like yours. So my guess is that the Buff Orps are pullets.
     
  7. salfay1962

    salfay1962 New Egg

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    (sigh) Yes, this is what I thought as well. I guess the best we can hope is to get one girl out of the barred rocks. It's a pity, because they are all so darn delightful. My daughter named them - she has a wicked sense of humor. She also asked last night if there was any way to neuter boy chicks and to stop them from crowing ;)

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to respond. I'll follow up when I know for sure for future reference. I'm curious to know how many of the "predictions" in this forum proved to be correct.

    ~Sally
     
  8. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would always wait for the crow or egg. I asked on here once about a red chick, I didn't realize she was a sex link...everyone said roo. She now lays eggs daily lol
     
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  9. Yoki

    Yoki Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with the others. The BRs look like boys, and the BOs look like girls.
     
  10. salfay1962

    salfay1962 New Egg

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    ******10 Week UPDATE***** Barred Rocks still a mystery :) No crowing yet....

    Hi everyone! My adorable Barred Rocks still have me stumped. I'm pretty sure Coq Au Vin (CoCo) is a he, but I go back and forth almost hourly on Marsala and Ortolan. I took these pictures today. I'd really appreciate any and all opinions :)

    One interesting additional detail has emerged - CoCo and Marsala have a few funky odd feathers "bleeding" through, which means they may not be pure Barred Rocks, I assume? Ortolan does not have these feathers.

    Thanks again so much for sharing!


    Coq Au Vin (CoCo) has beautiful "flippy" tail feathers.

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