Is Gender Obvious for Buff Orps by Week 20?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MissClaraCluck, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. MissClaraCluck

    MissClaraCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    By week 20, would the gender of Buff Orpingtons be obvious? I have two BO hens that look basically the same except one is really aggressive towards me if I pick up the water font or feeder. Wouldn't the saddle and hackle feathers of a roo start to show by 20 weeks? If it is an aggressive hen, I am just going to try to hold her more and carry her around with me until she figures out she can't intimidate me. If it is a rooster though, that might be pointless. Having fun though, this is my first time keeping chickens!
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    yes it would be pretty obvious right now. Especially since orp hens have really small combs. Have you got a pic? then we could tell you for certain
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, sound like you have a rooster!!!
     
  4. MissClaraCluck

    MissClaraCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of Gussie and then a picture of her with her pal Gertrude. I won't tell you which is which, if you can't tell a difference then they must both be hens.

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  5. hudsonhousechicks

    hudsonhousechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like hens to me. That picture of Gussie, by the way, is very nice. I like the red on either side of her.
     
  6. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Yep, they're girlie girls... And they look like they are going to lay you an egg very soon!
     
  8. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    Beautiful girls.
     
  9. ladyride

    ladyride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    girls [​IMG]
     
  10. GhostRider65

    GhostRider65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very pretty hens you have there...........
     

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