Is she a he?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by keds45, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. keds45

    keds45 In the Brooder

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    This is my 3.5 week old buff orpington chick. I'm thinking she is a he, but have very little experience to draw on. Any ideas?[​IMG]
     
  2. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Songster

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    Quote:Sorry to say, your precious little B.O. is a cockerel. leg thickness and comb development for it's age are declaring that it is a rugged young roo.
    Edited to add: But he sure is a pretty little boy!
     
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  3. hcsarg

    hcsarg Chirping

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    Quote:Yea. Looks like a boy.
     
  4. Luvroos

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    Looks like a roo here also! Cute little guy, I love orpingtons.
     
  5. Livinwright Farm

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    BTW, [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] to both hcsarg and you keds45 [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. chevgrl

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    Aww I can't wait to get my newbies this sunday... is this a hatchery "pullet "? Lol was it sold as a pullet?
     
  7. chick chatter

    chick chatter In the Brooder

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    Hmmm... I know that if the comb is big and legs are long, its a boy. He looks like a nice little gentleman, though![​IMG]
     
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  8. keds45

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    One of my kids (the one who claims to have no interest in the chickens) pointed this out about a week ago: "OMG--it's comb is huge!". Also, little Orpington seems to be intently watching my every move. So I have been looking for a possible new home already just in case! Actually, I think it's sort of cool- we get to learn something new! Thanks for the input!
     
  9. keds45

    keds45 In the Brooder

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    I got him/her at a farm store as a pullet. I do know that sexing chicks isn't an exact science though! He is awfully cute, so I'm hoping to find someplace where he won't end up in the crock pot---at least not right away!
     
  10. chevgrl

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    If you were in IA take that cutie we don't have any roos
     
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