Chicken issues

rwtucker

Hatching
May 11, 2015
5
0
7
Hello all-

I am new to this site and the fun of backyard chickens. I recently purchased what was thought to be two buff orpington female chicks from an individual. I believe one is actually a rooster and the other seems to have issues with her feathers. Can someone offer some advice on these chicks. They are both 5 weeks old.
 

rwtucker

Hatching
May 11, 2015
5
0
7
the picture is bad...they def aren't white...they are more yellow...more concerned with the feathering issue and if the one with a big comb is a roo
 

keesmom

Free Ranging
12 Years
Jul 28, 2008
10,710
4,644
531
MA
The one with the large comb is a cockerel. Does the other have green legs? Can't tell on my phone. That one's feathers don't look too odd.
 

junebuggena

Crowing
Apr 17, 2015
23,102
8,201
491
Long Beach, WA
Orpingtons of any color have pink feet. The one with a big comb is a cockerel. The one in back looks like it might have a pea comb, so it's probably an easter egger. Easter Egger cockerels can take longer to feather than other breeds.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom