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How many boys

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mom'sfolly, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Please be patient, this is my first time posting a picture. All the chicks are 5 weeks old

    #1 Buff Orp
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    Same buff

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    Both RIR, i think they are both boys

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    All of them

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    Any thoughts would be appreciated. Big Buff is at least 1/3 larger than the other buff orp chicks. It is also my favorite, very calm and sweet. And yes, the RIR always looks at us like that. I think if it were bigger we would be on the menu!!!
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think that you are correct..... 3 boys there.
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you think the RIR on the right in the last picture could be a girl?? I really wanted one of them to be female.
     
  4. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 Buff Orp Roo
    2 Buff Orp Pullets
    1 RIR Roo
    1 RIR Pullet

    Too early to tell about the Buff Silkie
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with Tom on the RIR pullet. Look at the legs-the cockerel on the left has much thicker legs as well as larger comb and wattles.
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yup, I agree with Tom too. Sorry Chel [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree as well.
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm glad one of the RIRs is a pullet. Big Buff is the sweetest little guy, he's mothering a week old chick I picked up yesterday. I have four silkies, I'm just going to wait and see who gives me eggs with those. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yes, I think that you are right guys, my bad.

    Her upright stance looks like a cockerel, but I forgot that all our RIR pullets behaved like that. Yes, her legs look much more feminine than the cockerel's.
     

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