Confirm My Suspicions - We have Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iluvbubba, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. iluvbubba

    iluvbubba New Egg

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    We have 5 buff orpington chicks, we got them on 3/18 so I imagine they are 4 weeks old.

    From the beginning, I suspected one might be a roo, we called "it" Bossy. It's feathers are darker and shinier, and there is a definite comb and waddles appearing.

    The second one I'm wondering about has a comb also, slightly smaller than Bossy's, and the feathers are not as dark or shiny.

    These two tend to go at each other more - fighting wise - and in the same way. We can't keep roosters - we're 95% sure they are boys and we'll need to find them a good home.

    By the way - our other 3 have small pale combs, so there is noticeable difference in these two - but we just want to be 100% sure before we give them away - so do you all agree on the gender?

    Here is Bossy at 4 weeks
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    Here is the one we suspect is a roo - but aren't 100% sure, also 4 weeks old - first picture is a little blurry.

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    and "it" is again.

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    and again:

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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    At four weeks, those do look like boys!
     
  3. Mahjongg90

    Mahjongg90 Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed

    They look like boys to me:)
     
  4. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roosters, I think, too!!
     
  5. iluvbubba

    iluvbubba New Egg

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    Well alrighty - that settles it then.

    We've been in rooster denial all this week, so your opinions are greatly appreciated!

    These boys will need a good home. We are in Vancouver, WA in case anyone close by is interested.

    We won't be selling them, we just need the room so we can get a few more pullets to take their place.
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    The 2nd chicken looks like a rooster. The other 3 look like hens
     
  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
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    Roos!
     

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