Georgette's Gender? (quite a few pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OliviaDeHav, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2010
    Like a lot of folks on here, we got our chickens from a feed store. One is never sure of not only the gender, but the breed of the chickens [​IMG]
    Our first batch - suppose to be Buff Orps turned out to be Reds - We have Angel and Camilla from that batch and they are 3 weeks older than the Buff Orps we got afterwards.
    The second batch of Buff Orps produced 2 Orps and One Buff Rock (very yellow legs! - that was lucy the not right in the head chicken many of you might have read about - she is now happy in another home and spoiled rotten! yea!)

    Now I have a few questions about the Buff Orps we have - 3 of them who are now 9 weeks old.

    The big question is Georgette who started getting RED wattles at around 3-4 weeks old. The other two don't have wattles like she does. I posted a video when Georgette was 5 weeks old and many who responded said, DEF a boy. I posted last week with picks of her at 7 weeks old and everyone said, DEF girl... soooooooo I'm still not sure on that one. I took updated pics of her this last weekend though.
    My other questions are with Olivia and Blondie. Blondie is really much lighter and her tail is so different from ALL my other chickens. It is a big puff tail.... Olivia is SO fat compared to the others and has a couple of dark feathers in her tail. Nothing major like my REDS did, just a couple - I read others write on their page that their buff Orps - a couple had a few darker feathers in their tail.... Olivia is a food monger, so no surprised she is much fatter!
    Questions are: I hope my pictures help! I have them labeled so the chickens don't get mixed up as to who is who
    Do Buff Orps sometimes have a couple of dark feathers like Olivia?

    Why is Blondie SO much lighter and why is her tail so fluffy puffy at the end
    Georgette's Gender?
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    They all look like pullets to me.
  3. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    3 beautiful pullets!
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
  5. speakup4kids

    speakup4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Yuba City , CA
    All girls... that never happens to me!![​IMG]
  6. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    All pullets. [​IMG]
  7. MeNMyGirls

    MeNMyGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2010
    Can't comment on the genders, but your coop is Gorgeous!!! Love the tree branch roosts and the PVC feeder....gets me itching to fix mine up a bit....
  8. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:Thanks! They LOVE the tree branches! I tried birch first - the smaller branches on the birch were TOO slippery - We got the PVC from the local landfill - it was set asside, so our only cost there was the connectors! I have the nesting boxes outlined in blue...
  9. OliviaDeHav

    OliviaDeHav Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 21, 2010
    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :


    Thanks - I think they are beautiful.... but mom's can be biased [​IMG]
  10. mikee0417

    mikee0417 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 2, 2010
    They look a lot like my buff girls at that age.

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