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Do I Spy Some Roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SkyWarrior, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    I've been looking at my four Buff Orpington "pullets" and at least one looks like I might have picked a roo. It's not a big deal, but I should probably figure it out soon because this will change my thoughts on what roos to get. I got them in July and they were about 4 weeks old then. (Give or take). I've also included my mixed bird, Oddball, that I bought at the same time. Any guesses what cross Oddball is? The wheaten splash is an EE.

    Here are the photos:

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    I'm thinking roo.

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    Oddball and a Buff (I think both pullets)

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    Yeah, they move around a lot. The two back ones I'm thinking roos.

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    Roo and 2 pullets?


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    Roo and pullet
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I didn't see any roosters in your pics.

    I have Buff Orps born in mid-May. Their combs do grow, you know. Just not very fast.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2010
  3. noodleroo

    noodleroo Snuggles with Chickens

    Apr 29, 2010
    Rockport, Tx
    The buff orps look like pullets to me.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    They all look girly to me.
     
  5. wiss0023

    wiss0023 Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 1, 2010
    Wisconsin
    I'm no professional, but I think all pullets.
     
  6. Mrsfoote

    Mrsfoote Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2010
    Laurel Montana
    Me too no expert but I saw no saddle feathers
     
  7. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jul 25, 2009
    Townsend
    I agree; all girls.
     
  8. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    All look like girls. They're just getting closer to that laying time and that is what is making the combs start to grow and get the pink in them.
     
  9. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:I don't know. It seems like I waited FOREVER on my first birds and these seem so young to start thinking about laying. My first birds took until 25+ weeks. These girls are only 12 weeks? I feel like they should be waiting until January to lay. [​IMG]
     
  10. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They all look like girls to me too.
    I have 2 Buff Orpington cross pullets that started laying just last week at 16 weeks of age.
    I have 3 Orpington hens that all started laying between 17-18 weeks.
    They seem to start earlier than a lot of other breeds.
     

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