Do Buff Orps mature slower?

FLOWERPOT

Songster
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
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I have several BOs and one is supposed to be a roo, but he looks identical to the others in his comb development. they are 6 weeks old now but other breeds I have the males comb is obviously different.
The only difference I can see is that his tail is slightly longer than the others. Is that a sign?
 

EmptyNest

Songster
12 Years
Jan 7, 2008
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Miy buff orps are 6 weeks as well and I can definetly tell the difference between the roos and hens. They both have combs but the roos are redder. I'll go out and take a pic and post.

Ok here they are:

This is the pullet



And, here is the roo - you can see the comb and waddles are starting



The pix quality isn't too great, they were not wanting to cooperate and hold still but I think you can see the difference.
 
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FLOWERPOT

Songster
11 Years
Mar 13, 2008
723
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Southern Indiana
Hummmm
Most people want the little girls, I wanted just one boy but looks like he is a she!!
Thats ok I love her personality and got her from the roo bin so 1/2 price!!
 

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