Confirm My Suspicions - We have Roos?

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

  1. iluvbubba

    iluvbubba Hatching

    Apr 14, 2008
    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

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


    and "it" is again.


    and again:

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

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

    Mahjongg90 In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2008
    Western Slope, CO

    They look like boys to me:)
  4. bugladyleah

    bugladyleah Songster

    Apr 7, 2008
    Roosters, I think, too!!
  5. iluvbubba

    iluvbubba Hatching

    Apr 14, 2008
    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. The 2nd chicken looks like a rooster. The other 3 look like hens
  7. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007

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