Please help first-timer!! Buff orp hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by closeathand, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. closeathand

    closeathand New Egg

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    Hi!

    I am feeling really clueless! These are supposed to be five buff orpington hens, about 12 weeks old. But a few days I started hearing crowing sounds at dawn. I thought I must have a roo mixed in, but they really look all the same to me in terms of combs, wattles, tail, size, etc.

    Also, they don't look very buff. More yellow.

    Help!
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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    The link didn't work. You have to post ten times before you post a picture. About your pullets, buffs can be yellow sometimes, and hens can crow, but I think you have a rooster somewhere in there. [​IMG]
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I fixed your picture links for you. [​IMG]

    They appear to be red sexlink roosters.
     
  4. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
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    Those aren't buffs. They are either red star roosters or tetra tint roosters. They're pretty though! [​IMG]
     
  5. carniven

    carniven Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some beautiful buff orpingtons that were hatched from eggs purchased from hinkjc two years ago. You've got some pretty birds there but they don't look like orps.
     
  6. mangled

    mangled Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those definitely aren't buff orpingtons and the birds shown definitely aren't hens.


    Sorry. =/


    Blessings-
    Em
     
  7. ihvpower

    ihvpower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not Buff Orpingtons or orpingtons at all..

    Some mix and they are Roosters..
     
  8. closeathand

    closeathand New Egg

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    Thank you so much for your help!
    (Especially for fixing my images).

    Looks like we're going to have to start over. Bummer. And my kids love these guys. They're pretty friendly, for roosters.
     
  9. Roo on Harley

    Roo on Harley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Roos lol, don't thank me, thank moderation
     
  10. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
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    I hope you can get the Buff Orpingtons next try...they would be very good with the kids...........
    Mine are so calm and not afraid of us at all........
    Sorry about the roo's
    Good Luck
     

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