Have I defied all odds? A Buff Orpington Mathematical Anomaly?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by idahomama, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. idahomama

    idahomama Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2008
    Statistically speaking, my 7 balls of fuzz should not all grow up to be roosters BUT, I think I have defied the odds. If I'm right, I'm definitely going to start playing the lottery

    Opinions please! These suspects are about 6-7 weeks old. All have attitude and none wanted their picture taken which again leads me to believe they are male.

    Round 1: Suspects A & B

    Round 2: Suspects C & D

    Round 3: suspects E & F

    Round 4: Suspect G
  2. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    SOUP TIME!! [​IMG]
  3. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I see a chicken fry in your future. Supsect b is the only one I'm even doubting a little. The others well, they're going to be nice alarm clocks soon.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm thinking you have 2 pullets there.... but you are right, the rest are roos!
  5. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2007
    Montpelier Ohio
    I know your pain last year we got 14 strait run Buff Orph and 13 of the 14 were all roos.[​IMG]
  6. idahomama

    idahomama Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2008
    mahonri - which ones do you think are possible pullets?
  7. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Compared to the others A and B might be pullets. More B than A, but time will tell.
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    It's ok. I hatched from eggs, 7/8 roosters.... roo happens.
  9. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I don't know, compared to D everyone else's wattles and comb look much smaller. I wouldn't scratch them all off as of yet. My one BO pullet started getting pink at 5 weeks, and developed slightly, but hasn't gotten much bigger. My BA's put me through torture last year trying to figure it out. One of their combs and wattles seemed Really large for a hen. So, give it a little more time. 'A' and 'B' seem to be good candidates for being pullets. Don't you think most of them would be closer looking to 'D' if they were All roos? That's my guess.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    Here is my buff Orp pullet at about the same age.

    Looks like you have roos. [​IMG]
    ETA: Mine looks younger, actually. But I still think you're right about the roos.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009

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