Opinions on gender? Buff Orpingtons!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Here_littlepeepeep, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Here_littlepeepeep

    Here_littlepeepeep In the Brooder

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    3 week old buff Orpington, Daisy. I have 2 and they both have combs coming in. Didn’t get 2nd photo because Ducky isn’t as friendly. I’ve looked at full grown hens and they have a small comb, but is there any chance this could be a indication of a cockerel? Thank you!!!
     
  2. Swastik Choudhari

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    I m not sure or professional but i think its a rooster
     
  3. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Probably too young to tell at this point some pullets combs grow faster than others. You should be able to tell for sure by 6 weeks. We will need pictures of comb and wattles to be sure.
     
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  4. meetthebubus

    meetthebubus Crowing

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    I need a pic of the tail, that will tell me for sure, I've had 16 buffs raised and I can tell from the back usually
    In my experience the girls have a poofy pointy tail and the roos will be shorter squared and more feather like compared to the girls at this age
     
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  5. Here_littlepeepeep

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    Do these work? Thank you for your knowledge!
     

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  6. Looks like a pullet to me but I’m no expert:)
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    There are no blatant signs of being a cockerel visible at this point. That being said 3 weeks is still fairly early for gender assessment with only the blatant early bloomers being able to be ascertained at this point
     
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  8. Fleetwood77

    Fleetwood77 Chirping

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    I think it's too early to tell. Mine all looked about like that and they all turned out to be girls.
     
  9. meetthebubus

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    here you can see my babies when they were about the same age as yours, maybe a bit younger.. in the middle of the dish is a rooster, see his short tail, colored already golden? and above is the poof tail that is a hen
    based on my experiences and this pic amongst others my guessimate is you have hens. :)
     
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  10. Here_littlepeepeep

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    Thank you so much! I appreciate the feed back for sure. There’s so many different factors and things on the internet. Fingers crossed for pullets!
     

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