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HELP- Buff Orpington- IS THIS A ROO ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Little Chicken Farmers, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Little Chicken Farmers

    Little Chicken Farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    So this little chicken is about 9 weeks old...I am thinking it is a Roo?? My other BO does not have any of the red markings. What do the experts think? My two BO's were straight run but the lady at Coastal said she picked pullets by looking at there wings...[​IMG]
    I dont mind having a Roo.... maybe he will get my lazy self out of bed a little earlier! [​IMG]

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  2. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    I am not an expert, I don't even know what my Buff O's are but it dosen't look all that red to me. I thought if they were roos the comb would be bright red.
    I would say girl, but please don't bet money on me!
    This is my first guess ever![​IMG]
     
  3. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say a hen. Combs on my buff orp roos at that age were bright red and shaped differently, they were already getting wattles too. Of course I've only had mine since last August so I'm certainly no expert at telling them young. [​IMG]
     
  4. Little Chicken Farmers

    Little Chicken Farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my other BO.... She doesn't have the same red markings on her face. The other one doesnt have a big comb but all the red on his face....he is also a little bit bigger and seems to stand more upright. They are both super sweet and mellow.... I never new chickens were so friendly!! I think the BO's are my fav [​IMG]
    I also have two RIR's, they are pretty tame, and two Silver Wyandottes....they seem to be aloof and skittish.

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  5. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just call me the waffler! Looking at them side by side...yes it looks like the one is more rooish. Specially the stance. Can't see his face and shape as well as hers though. Oh well....that'll teach me to not guess until I'm way more experienced! [​IMG]
     
  6. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert, but the first chick has pretty thick legs and not much tail yet. That coupled with the more advanced comb make me think it's a roo. At least from that photo. I have a BO pullet [​IMG] that's 9 wks old and she has much finer legs, a longer tail and no red at all. Her comb is more like your second photo.
     
  7. Little Chicken Farmers

    Little Chicken Farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a better close up of the SUSPECT !! The little bugger wouldnt sit still for me to get a good shot of his face. I thought that a Roo would have had a more impressive comb by now...but he is different from the other BO. These are my first chickens EVER !![​IMG]
    So I know nothing ! ! ! ! ![​IMG]


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  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    That recent pic makes him look alot more rooish there. The wing feather sexing thing only works on some breeds which have been bred for that trait.
     
  9. Little Chicken Farmers

    Little Chicken Farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    So most likely Roo?? I am kind of glad.... every farm needs a nice crowing Roo!! Adds character, right ?? My husband (who works nights) may not appreciate if he is crowing at 5 am when he is trying to go to sleep ! [​IMG]
     
  10. Alaska animal lover

    Alaska animal lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    Palmer, Alaska
    Yeah the second picture looks much more rooish.
    Oh well, I've only had chickens for a month!
     

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