Can U tell me how to sex buff orp. and balck giants??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by newnanchic, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    I am going to our local feed store tommorow and she has buff orpington and black giants from somone local . Is there an easy way to tell which ones are pullets??? Thay are about 4-5 days old. And also she will have Mallard ducks Is there any way I could figure out those so I could get a pair??? Thanks for any help!!!!
  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Id have to say vent sexing on the baby chicks is the only way at that age on those breeds, however by around 5-6 weeks in most cases you can tell the roo's by there comb. They generally are a bit larger and more in red color than the hens.

    couldnt say on the ducks

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Last time I tried a surefire way of sexing day olds from an old wives tale I grew out 5 Roosters from 8 chicks.... Day olds are a toss up unless the bin says pullets [​IMG]
  4. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    When hatching BO & watching them grow I noticed the the girls grew tale feathers first: roos were weeks later!
  5. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Thanks for the info... I am going to the feed store tommorow !!!!!
  6. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Speckle hen don't you have buff orpingtons?? Please any advice given would be greatly apperciated.

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