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

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    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!!

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    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say male, it's comb is pretty large at that age.
     
  3. promiselandfarm5

    promiselandfarm5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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  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

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    Boy. Look at how thick his legs are .
     
  8. nikkimarie

    nikkimarie Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicken yoga?! LOL....how cute!!

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

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    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

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    I have to say you got yourself a boy....my 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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