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Help with Buff Orps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ihavechicks, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. ihavechicks

    ihavechicks Chirping

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    I am new to chickens & would appreciate some help with the gender of these chicks. They are between 5 1/2 - 6 weeks old. Thanks for the help.[​IMG]

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  2. DoubleTake

    DoubleTake Songster

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    Chick 1 looks like a lil boy to me
    Chick 2 Looks like a girl!
     
  3. aelizabeth

    aelizabeth In the Brooder

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    by that age my buff orp mix had little bumps where his spurs are. maybe that can help you tell? [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My 10 BOs are about 9 weeks old. I am not sure, but if it were me, I would be thinking there was a good chance of them being cockerels.

    My pullets had very pale combs at that age. My rooster had that growing red comb on top. But after seeing so many pix of chickens, I am realizing that roosters can develop their looks at varying times, and hens are often almost written off as roosters.

    My BO rooster is a sweetie. I carry him around like a football, much to his disappointment and embarrassment. But he never harms me.
     
  5. ve

    ve Songster

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    It is early but I agree -they both look rooish
     
  6. FRlEDeggs

    FRlEDeggs Songster

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    Both roos for sure. My BO girl is 7 1/2 weeks and still has practically not comb
     
  7. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    I agree, there's way too much red to be pullets. 2 roos.
     

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