Is my Buff a boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by btodd22, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. btodd22

    btodd22 New Egg

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    We have 3 buff Orpingtons and we think one of them is a roo, we are pretty new to the chicken thing so we wanted some help! They are about 2-4 months old and one chicken has a significantly bigger comb than the others. Any help is appreciated![​IMG]
     
  2. btodd22

    btodd22 New Egg

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    [​IMG] here's a close up picture of their face.
     
  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a difference between 2 mos and 4 mos. If you have a better idea of age, it would help. At 2 mos all that red in the face would make me think boy, but 4 mos makes me think girl close to laying. As I don't see any long saddle feathers and it looks much closer to 4 than 2 months due to overall feathering, I'm guessing it's a girl.
     
  4. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking hen, too, but watch out! We had a Buff sold to us as a hen, found out when the bird was around 4-5+ mo old that it was a roo!
     
  5. btodd22

    btodd22 New Egg

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    We were told they were 2
    Months when we got them but they were extremely small so we guessed they were maybe a month or a month and a half and we've had them for 3
    Months so they're probably 4 months old we just weren't sure. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pics of when you first got them?
     
  7. btodd22

    btodd22 New Egg

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    [​IMG]
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That looks like a 2 month old chick. Fully feathered, no trace of down. That means they are about 5 months now. Definitely female. She'll be the first to lay.
     
  9. btodd22

    btodd22 New Egg

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    Thank you so much! We were so worried!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    female
     

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