sexing buff orpington chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by naturababe, May 19, 2010.

  1. naturababe

    naturababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does anyone know if roosters and hens feather out at different rates? i have 5 chicks - 4 are super feathered already at just 2.5 weeks old and the 5th just has a few wing feathers. anyone know if i have 4 boys and a girl or 4 girls and a boy?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I think I've heard that hens feather out faster. [​IMG]
     
  3. naturababe

    naturababe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be so great! my favorite chick is one of the feathered ones so i really don't want "her" to be a him.
     
  4. Menmyrc

    Menmyrc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With mine, the hens feathered out faster. Also, the roos combs turned reddish very early. It was very easy to tell the difference at an early age because I had several of each gender to compare to.
     

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