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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by brooster, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Here are my 5 week old chicks. I am pretty sure i have a trio.
    Here they are:
    [​IMG] Buff Orpington female
    [​IMG]Buff Orpington male
    [​IMG]BO Light brahma mix female, i believe she is a sex-link, has dads color. BO male right, BO female left.
    [​IMG] Same as above
    [​IMG]BO female
    [​IMG] My brooder
    What do you think, am i right?
    Here are more picture of the mix:
  2. Chickemee

    Chickemee Songster

    Jul 30, 2007
    They're gorgous!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2008
  3. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Did i sex them right?
  4. turnerstar31

    turnerstar31 Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    I think you might have one male there. The other two look like females but the one with the more developed comb may be a male. Not sure though.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    The one with the comb is a boy. At this age, the tell tail signs is that pink head gear.
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I think you are right on the sexes, but I'm not sure you have buff orps there..they look like they have yellow legs and beaks. Could they be buff rocks?

  7. brooster

    brooster Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Nope, they are buff orps, they have pinkish shanks, and beaks. Although the babies have yellowish legs, they turn a whitish pink in a few months.
  8. Xtradust

    Xtradust Songster

    Nov 19, 2007
    Orange, CA
    I have 8 chicks the same age and they have the same look. I think the over-developed comb and wattles are the only thing you can go on at this point.

    I do have a chick that I thought was a girl, but grew a comb almost overnight, so now I'm not so sure.

    Time will tell.

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