Pet store didn't have any amercauna chicks but...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beverlyl, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    they did have Buff orphintons (sp?) so I now have 10 cute little BO'S and on friday I will pick up 10 Amercaunas(probable really just EE's but they said they would be true Amercaunas). I was wondering if there is anyway to tell what sex little BOs are? they are only about 4-5 days old.
     
  2. SheeReno

    SheeReno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the time they hit 4 or 5 weeks the comb would be protruding quite a bit if it were a male. Our 12 week BO pullet had wattles and comb emerge a bit ago, but they haven't grown at all in several weeks.
     
  3. Luvmybob

    Luvmybob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You know I went looking for barred rocks when I had to "settle" for Buff Orpingtons---I will never get another chicken, well I will BUT--Buff Orpingtons are the most beautiful sweetest things you'll ever see---I love my three congrats!
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    OH and yes about 2 weeks old I could already see the comb of my roo---it was noticeably bigger than the 2 others---that's how we could tell...or guessed...until it came out right...

    That's him 4 weeks old by the water dish with my rir's
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    Him behind my RIR-4 weeks
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    Him again on my head about 5.5 weeks old
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    Did I mention how much I luv my roo? Mr. Bob? By4-5 weeks there is no doubt~!
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    Him now-
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    Hope it helps--
     
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