My 4 Buff Orps?!?! biiiig pictures be warned

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beeZ2010, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. beeZ2010

    beeZ2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    here are 2 of my 4 buff orps, pleeeeeeease can you tell me what gender u think they are, im hoping all girls as that is what i bought them as, but looking at other posts im getting worried!!
    they are 6 weeks old today!! yaaaaaaaaaay

    this is hetty
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    freya, eek and archimedes look like this
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    p.s. if they are all pullets, how come hetty has a smaller comb than the others??
     
  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the ones that have red comb and wattles are little boys... [​IMG]
     
  3. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LindsayB : please dont say that all with wattles are boys ... I have an orp that has wattles and i hope to god its a hen ...

    This was taken a few weeks ago ..and her wattles have grown loads since

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    beeZ2010 ..the first is deff a girl imo .... she looks identical to one of mine ..
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that one looks like a hen. But the first ones that are 6 weeks and are already that red...It just says roo to me. Plus you can compare the second buff to the first one and see the difference. Just my opinion though. Hopefully someone with orp experience can chime in.
     
  5. Rennie

    Rennie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i missed the 6 weeks week old part .. Mine is 5 months now and has fairly big wattles compared to the other i have (which has none)...You had me worried there ..

    I already have one roo and couldnt think of having to get rid of her if she was a roo too ...

    phewwwwww lol



    I would agree with your opinion then, Even with the little knowledge i have i would say that second must be a boy and the first deffinatley a girl
     
  6. barredrockgrl

    barredrockgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    My 13 week old Orp pullet has much thinner legs and is just starting to barely get some pink in her comb. I'm thinking that second pic is a cockerel.
     
  7. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BO didn't even get wattles until she was nearing 20 weeks. Sorry. The first is a girl, the others boys.
     
  8. BLaBauve

    BLaBauve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed, the first is a pullet and the others are boys. BUT, they are gorgeous! Where did you get them?
     
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  9. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hetty is a girl. But right about now I'd be changing Freya's name to Fred. [​IMG] And then contacting whoever sold you a bunch of cockerels as pullets and letting them know how bad their chick sexing skills are.
     
  10. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Heddy looks like my girld and the other looken like my "Chicken Dinner"that I had to get rid of because I was too whimpy to kill it; so I am thinking #1 girl, #2 boy
     
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