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Girl or Boy?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chixr4kidz, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. chixr4kidz

    chixr4kidz Out Of The Brooder

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    Have 4 3mo buff orps and one is odd. SHe's flighty, nervous and has a 90 degree up tailfeathers. She's got the disposition of a leghorn but the hatchery she's from doesn't carry buff orps. How can I tell if she's a rooster instead? Her comb is no different than the others. Hmm....[​IMG]
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Does she look anything like this?
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  3. chixr4kidz

    chixr4kidz Out Of The Brooder

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    YES!!!! Except her/his comb isnt' as big yet. What do I have?
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Thats my buff minorca. she's about 24 eeks old in this pic.
     
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    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    The personality is alot like a leghorn, but she's noisier and even more flighty
     
  6. chixr4kidz

    chixr4kidz Out Of The Brooder

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    You have no idea what a help that is! I was about ready to find her a new home for fear she was a rooster....I'm not ready (nor are my neighbors) to deal w/ a 4AM wake up crow. What are Buff Minorcas like? Are they always flighty? DO hatcheries sometimes mess up the breeding when chicks are shipped?
     
  7. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

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    Does she lay white eggs? I think I see white earlobes. Pretty bird.
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Yes, she lays double yokers at the moment. She's for sale in the sale section here.
     
  9. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:Nervous, flighty, avoids human contact & has been know to insite riots! If my chickens are raising a ruckus, she's usually the one that started it.
    She's not agressive. My other hens are conspiring to shut her up permanently.
    Quote:Yes, like all of us, they do make mistakes.
     
  10. chixr4kidz

    chixr4kidz Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup...she's a pill. She's names Elenour after a high strung past boss. I just read that Minorcas aren't great cold weather birds and are prone to comb frostbite. Think she'll do OK up in the northeast? Also, Minorcas are registered on the breed charts as rare to uncommon. Does this sound right?
     

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