Is she a he?!?! [Updated with PICS]

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by misspoppins, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. misspoppins

    misspoppins Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 8 Buff Orps 2 weeks ago, and I got 9. I didn't think anything of it...but now I'm wondering if that little packing peanut could be a rooster!

    The only thing that leads me to believe this is because s/he is MUCH bigger than the others (BUT I actually have TWO big ones....that are MUCH bigger than the others!), and a comb is statring to form (at 2 weeks old...is that unusual?), and the bigger ones have a different kind of call. When I pick up the little ones they say "Cheep, cheep cheep" but when I pick up one of the two huge ones, the say "Bawk! Bawk! Bawk!" (okay, I know that was really weird, but it's the only way I can explain it. Basically it's deeper).

    So what do y'all think? Just early blooming hens, or is it what I think it is? lol

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  2. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
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    Pics would help a lot [​IMG] It's not possible to tell the difference by cheeping.
     
  3. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
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    pics! pics! [​IMG]
     
  4. misspoppins

    misspoppins Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I updated with pics! [​IMG]
     
  5. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! [​IMG] That is a big difference! I'm sorry but I'm no pro when it come to sexing, but I would guess your bigger ones are boys--maybe someone else knows better. They're beautiful chicks!
     
  6. silentrunning

    silentrunning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My two week old B.O.s look more like normal chick. None of them have the comb that you large one has. They are feathered out more like normal chick too. I think you either have a rooster or a chick from the SciFi channel. [​IMG]

    Doug
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    That looks like the size difference between my layers and broilers at 2wks old.
     
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    I am new but with the size of that comb. My first thought is roo.
     
  9. misspoppins

    misspoppins Out Of The Brooder

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    Uh oh. O_O
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Not only does he look like a baby roo, but if he was a packing peanut chances are good that he is a baby roo.
     

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