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How to tell a roo from a hen in buff orphingtons?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cgjsmith, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Songster

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    Please forgive my misspellings:) i have four buff orphingtons. They are around 10 or 11 weeks. fully featherd but a bit on the small side. Of the three I could catch all had red things growing on their chins. I thought that was a sign of a roo? But surly my luck wouldn't be so bad as to get 3 roosters out of the four chicks we picked out!! LOL Crystal
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    No, all chickens have wattles. Roosters just have much larger ones and they usually turn very red by now. Larger comb as well.
     
  3. SkeeredChicken

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    A few things I've observed early on: First thing is, Roos combs and wattles grow much bigger, faster. As far as I have see with Hens/pullets, they are slightly lighter in color. I also kind of think of the femmes as wearing kind of an old fashioned dress. The ones where the butts of their dress stick up, maybe because of all the padding.
     
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  4. cgjsmith

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    a bussel you mean. ok I et a picture I think I'll take pictures tomorrow and get ya'll opinion. Crystal
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] DH and I call it a pedi coat!
     
  6. cgjsmith

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    My husband (and i in another life time) is a civil war reenactor (no were not redneck, racist or part of the KKK [​IMG] So I know alot about peticoats LOL I didn't get the pictures taken , for some reason my husband thought the house needed cleaning. no idea why. LOL Crystal.
     

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