Help With Sexing Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ksulley, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. ksulley

    ksulley Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 Buff Orps that were born on July 7th. 2 of them I am pretty sure are roosters. Here is a picture of one.
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    2 I think are hens. Picture of one:
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    This one I am not sure about. Anyone have any ideas?
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  2. friskebluegills

    friskebluegills Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess roo. Mine are that age and that's what mine look like.
     
  3. ksulley

    ksulley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Wasn't sure because the 2 have the real red comb and waddle. This one wasn't as red and large but the 2 hens hardly have any comb or waddle.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Orps can be REALLY tricky. I too had ones like you that were in between the obvious rooster and the obvious pullets. They both ended up being pullets.


    So I'm going to say pullets.
     
  5. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ksulley

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    That would be great especially already having 2 roosters! Have to say, they are all becoming so friendly and major snack moochers! [​IMG]
     
  7. Just_Clucky84

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    I'm guessing roo. My Buff Orpington pullets took 4-5 months before their combs really started to develop.
     
  8. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hmm, I do have to agree here. But sometimes they will definitely trick you.

    My pullets were born June 8th, and they have way bigger combs than yours of course. However around that age I had a few like that bottom one. [​IMG]
     
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  9. ksulley

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    Yes that one is so different than the others that it is so hard to tell. Some people talk about the saddle feathers in the roos.
    When do they come out?
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Around 13 weeks.
     

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