Okay - is this a boy or a girl, or both?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kimmybow, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. kimmybow

    kimmybow Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to try to post an image of a couple of my chickens. I was supposed to have all hens, but I think I may have a roo. They are Buff Orpingtons, about 18 weeks old.

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    This is was 5 of my chickens look like


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    This is what my "boy" looks like. I am trying to get a better pick, but they aren't too cooperative, as you all know - lol! And it's pouring out here :-(


    Here below is a better pic of his head:

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  2. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    You have to have 10 posts (I'm pretty sure it's 10) to put pictures in. Just go to new member intros and welcome some people - then you should be able to post your chick pix.
     
  3. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are 18 weeks you might have a hen getting close to laying if it's not crowing yet. But yea, pic would help. [​IMG]
     
  4. kimmybow

    kimmybow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Union! I think I'm at ten now :)
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My Coop
    I don't see any roosters.
     
  6. kimmybow

    kimmybow Out Of The Brooder

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    Lotheriel (hope I spelled that right) -

    Is it common for birds that are all supposedly from the same batch to develop so differently?
     
  7. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    I think your suspected roo is going to be laying any day. [​IMG] They all mature at different rates, nothing out of the normal. Your other girls will probably catch up soon.
     
  8. kimmybow

    kimmybow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Julie! My human girls will be VERY excited to find that first egg!
     
  9. kiweed

    kiweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like hens to me
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    1st looks like hen the 2nd is a roo...

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    [​IMG] roo
    [​IMG] group of hens
     
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