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Do Buff Orps mature slower?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FLOWERPOT, Apr 12, 2008.


    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    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?
  2. EmptyNest

    EmptyNest Songster

    Jan 7, 2008
    SW Iowa
    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.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2008
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster

    Yes with orps you can tell in most cases male or female by 5-6 weeks old.


    FLOWERPOT Songster

    Mar 13, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    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!!
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Too bad you aren't near me, I could keep you stocked with buff orp roos, it's all I can hatch! [​IMG]

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