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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newbie32, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 Weeks old. I thought I had a rooster from the start but now another is becoming dominant and a little pushy like a Rooster. The only difference between the 2 suspected Roosters is the tail.
    I know the Polish genders-I think- so I am asking for the Buffs. Thanks everyone for any imput. Oh BTW the combs are slightly darker in real life.

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    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    To me, all of your Buff Orpingtons look like pullets. Their combs are pretty small and pale.
     
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  6. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah for some reason the actual color of the combs is not coming in right on this site. The 2 bigger darker birds have a darker comb than the others. They have larger feet and legs, and one has the tail curl going on. One is kind of bossyish. When my Cockerel brings them in the coop at night he/she is always at the tail of the line. He/she jumped up at the fence yesterday at my eye level while I was sitting outside the run. he/she tries to get on a high perch when I observe them sitting down. Almost like it needs to be at eye level to show dominance. Can he/she be an aggressive hen? I don't want aggressive birds.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Comb wise they all look like pullets. I do think I see what you're talking about, though. I've seen some buff Orps on here that are pretty slow to mature, like 6 months old and you can just now tell they're male. I see at least one bird, maybe 2, it's hard to tell, that look to have darker shading, thicker legs, etc. It's really just too early to say for sure, which is pretty frustrating! 10 weeks is usually old enough to say pretty sure one way or another. I'd sure like to say they're all pullets, but just not sure. Give it another few weeks and post again is all I can say, sorry.
     
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    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am glad I am not the only one seeing the legs and coloring differences. In person it is very obvious. YES it is 2 that are like that. I asked hubby why the pictures don't show the redness on this site like it does in the camera and real life but he cant figure it out either. I will repost in a few weeks.


    Thanks everyone for your comments and help. I do hope that at least one of the birds in question-out of the 2-are female. I will repost in a few weeks to show progress.
     

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