Gender Guesses on These Chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by graygiant, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. graygiant

    graygiant Out Of The Brooder

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    Our Buff Orpingtons were supposedly all hatched the same week . . . everyone started out the same size & weight for the first couple weeks . . . then, Pepper got huge real fast, Space got sick and didn't gain weight again until a couple weeks later, Salt got big, but slowly rather than suddenly like Pepper did, and little Jimmy gained weight slowly and steadily, but Jimmy's little comb & wattles started getting bigger and quite red very suddenly last week. They've been going outdoors every day since they were 1 week old. Just for an hour or so at first, then we increased their outside time as the weather warmed up--now, they're outdoors from around 9:00 a.m. until about 8:30 p.m. every day. They get plenty of sunlight, but hae lots of shade, too and being a fair-skinned person, I'm very careful with my animals not to let them become sunburned. Tomorrow, they turn 9 weeks old . . . any guesses on genders yet? I can't really tell for sure about their saddle feathers yet and could not for the life of me get a decent photo to show you of their feathers!


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    "Pepper"


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    "Salt"


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    "Space"


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    "Jimmy"
     
  2. SunflowerTheBun

    SunflowerTheBun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but Pepper and Jimmy look like roos to me, and therefore Space and Salt pullets.
    But that's only due to their combs - don't trust my views alone.
     
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  3. graygiant

    graygiant Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for your input! I didn't even realize until I looked closer at this photo that Pepper's wattles have grown a lot over the past week. Hmmm . . .
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    The last one is a cockerel. Not sure about the others.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     

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