Can you tell me if they could be a roosters? pics included

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  1. Buttercup1979

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    Lilly "Fluffy Butt"



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    Daisy at top, Buttercup, Rosy "the Rooster", Lilly "Fluffy Butt"

    I have two buff orpingtons and two australorps. I asked for sexed chicks when buying because I can't have roosters. They are six weeks old and one BO and one AUS have slightly longer taller tales than the others. Also, my short tailed BO has always been fluffier and heftier, hence her nickname "Fluffy Butt." I should add that from the beginning my Rosy (BO with the long tail) has always been the pushy one and she earned the nickname "Rosy the Rooster." Now that it may be true I'm sad because she's my favorite. And now my long-tailed Buttercup (AUS) has been standing up to Rosy. What's going on? I could use some expert opinions, and even personal ones too! [​IMG] Please tell me my girls are all girlies! Just tell me they all grow differently!

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    Long tailed Rosy and Buttercup, then Lilly


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    Difference in tails???
     
  2. MadHens

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    How old are they?
     
  3. OreoPlymothRock

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    if she is the biggest one in the flock, then yes, she is a rooster. but normally girls can just act like that. hope this helps.
     
  4. mychookschick

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    Hmm, how old are they?? They look like normal chicks to me. I don't see any tell tail signs of roos, but let me know how old they are and I could get you a closer guess.. About 4-5 weeks?
     
  5. Buttercup1979

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    six weeks
     
  6. OreoPlymothRock

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    didn't she just list the age? "six weeks"
     
  7. mychookschick

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    Size doesn't have anything to do with it.... I have at least 3 or 4 hens that are bigger than my roosters.
     
  8. Buttercup1979

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    Well the two I suspect are roos are not the biggest, just biggest "tailed." My biggest is my most laid back: Lilly "Fluffy Butt."
     
  9. mychookschick

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    I don't see any roos, but that is just me.
     
  10. mychookschick

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    That is BO's for you!! Hope you enjoy them, and I am definitely thinking that they are ALL hens!
     

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