Help with Gender :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by audreyw, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. audreyw

    audreyw New Egg

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    Hello! I am new to BYC and new to chickens overall. :) We have 6 Buff Orpingtons and 5 Barred Rocks. From the research I have done the barred rocks seem fairly easy to sex, I have one that I think is a rooster (but he seems to be the "runt" of the group?) and was wanting to see what everyone else thinks. I will post picture. Also I have another picture of one of the Buffs that seems to be the largest of the group right now and was wondering if he/she could perhaps be a rooster too, but from what I read the buffs are harder to sex until a lil bit older, is there anything I should be looking for in particular with the buffs? They were 2 weeks old this past Thursday (6/23/16). Thanks and glad to be at Back Yard Chickens! :)

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  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there
    Lovely photos
    But it's still to young to know gender
     
  3. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that it's too soon to tell. If their combs start to turn red soon, you probably have a rooster, but I've had hen who looked like them at this age.
     
  4. audreyw

    audreyw New Egg

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    Thanks!! I am just being anxious, lol!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    None of the Rocks are screaming cockerel at this point. Usually, a single male in a group of females sticks out. Not always the case with hatchery birds, but everyone here looks pretty much the same.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    thank goodness - I hate it when cockerels are screaming :(
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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