Oh please help me count the roos (Buff Orpington and BO/RIR crosses)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by savingdogs, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have four chickens in question, two are Buff Orpingtons, and two are Buff Orpington/Rhode Island Red crosses. That picture was about one month ago.

    I think I have two cockerels and two pullets.....but I'm not sure.

    Here is the Buff Orpington that I think may be a roo:
    side view:




    Sorry I don't have a better face shot...

    Okay, here are more pictures of the BO/RIR crosses:

    I'll call this number one:

    and number 2

    Thank you in advance for any and all help!
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Honest, you only have one purebred Orpington in that whole lot. [​IMG] Orpingtons should have solid whitish pink colored legs, no yellow.

    In the individual pics it looks like all girls, however your one Orpington in the group shot is the possible boy.
  3. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can only be that mix. My only roo was a Buff Orpington and only four eggs hatched, two rhode island red and two buff orpington. Unless the egg color was WAAAAAY off.

    And dang it, it looks like the only light colored leg one is the one that is currently missing. I don't need a Buff Orpington roo, so I hope it is female. Today the colors look so much deeper and redder than my one current adult purebred Buff Orpington (not pictured) so I began to worry. I guess it being 1/2 RIR would explain that....

    So you think both crosses are female? One has yellow legs, one rather greenish (and there was no EE around when they hatched, it cannot be that!)

    That would really be good.....my other chickens I bought last spring are turning up roos!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 15, 2010
    All pullets
  5. savingdogs

    savingdogs Chillin' With My Peeps



    That would be amazingly wonderful........I hope you are right.

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