Is it too early to tell on these two BO's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danab, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a few people say these two may be boys.
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    Here they are 4 weeks later. I think they are 9 weeks old now. What do you think?
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  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're not Buff Orpingtons.

    I think they may be red sex link pullets.
     
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  3. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have also had at least one person tell me they are not BO's either. I got all 4 of these birds at a local feed store and they said they were Buffs and EE's. But the older they get, the more red they look. So what are they, if not BO's. These are the first chickens I have ever kept, so I don't really know how to tell.
     
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  4. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are red, whereas a buff bird is almost yellow. Orpingtons don't have yellow legs, they are the biggest giveaway.

    Unfortunately feedstores are frequently wrong when it comes to breeds, not sure whether the employees just don't know, mix them up, or are expecting something else from the hatchery.
     
  5. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I will be happy if they are red sex linked pullets, as I cannot keep any rooster. But I am disappointed to hear they are not BO's. I really wanted to have some BO's, and it turns out that the BO's my neighbor was supposed to give with me from his MPC order are not BO's either. They even seem to be bantams, not standard . So I guess feed stores and online sellers like MPC both can make mistakes.
     
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  6. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope those arent Buff Orps, maybe they are sex links? They look like pullets to me though.
     
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  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    My red sex links don't look like that. But, I believe there are several different kinds of red sex links. Nope, not Buff Orpingtons for sure.
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Well- they got the EE right! I'd say the others are production reds, ( hatchery rhode island reds) possibly new hampshire reds. They're still great birds! You're in for lots of eggs!
     
  9. bigchickenman

    bigchickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree Happymtn one looks to be RIR,and the other looks to be New Hampshire red.Both look pullets to me too.
     
  10. danab

    danab Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the responses everyone. I really appreciate the help.
     

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