Can you tell if this is a male or female?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nikkimarie, May 6, 2011.

  1. nikkimarie

    nikkimarie Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    I have two buff orpington's that I was told at purchase were female, but I am starting to think one might not be a female. They have similar mannerisms, however, today I came home to the one sitting with a leg and wing out....not quite girl like! LOL. They both eat and drink well and are always cuddling together.

    The one bird is very fluffy and not much of a comb showing yet. The other one is the one in question and is pictured below. There is a more defined comb and not quite as fluffy yet.

    The chicks were born on 4/11, so just about 4 weeks old. They are so sweet and cuddly, I am not sure what to do if it is a boy as we cannot keep a male in the city.

    I am new to this as these are my first chicks. Can anyone assist me with this?

    Thank you!!

    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    I would say male, it's comb is pretty large at that age.
  3. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Rome, GA
    Oh Man....Roo.

    How old is it?

    Do you have any pics of your other chicks of the same?
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

  5. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    All Boy
  6. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    The leg and wing out is chicken yoga--they all do it when sunbathing or dust bathing. The comb thing does look like a roo.
  7. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Boy. Look at how thick his legs are .
  8. nikkimarie

    nikkimarie Out Of The Brooder

    May 5, 2011
    Chicken yoga?! cute!!

    Thank you to everyone for your input!!
  9. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Orpington legs are all huge. Just once, want to see someone say "No comb, but with those legs yeah... roo!" [​IMG]
  10. AUChick9202

    AUChick9202 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2011
    I have to say you got yourself a 4 week old BO pullet has no comb and already looks like a mother hen with her fluffy backside [​IMG] I know how you feel though....I also got a surprise roo in my flock of "guaranteed" pullets [​IMG]

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