*Update* 5 weeks old now (3 week old Buff Orpington, what gender?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Christyleigh, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. Christyleigh

    Christyleigh Out Of The Brooder

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    I may be jumping the gun, but I think my Buff Orpington is a boy. The chicks are 3 weeks old now and he or she seems to be developing more color in the comb than the others. He or she is also the designated protecter of the other three, always circling them around and ready to check out new stuff first. Here is the picture, one is a close up of the comb and the other is my Delaware on the left and the Buff on the right, they are the same age. Sorry for the picture quality, it is a crappy cell phone camera and I hope to get better pictures soon.
    Thanks for your help!
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    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I think it's too early to tell, but you may be right. I have been fooled by Buff Orp pullets at that age.
     
  3. Christyleigh

    Christyleigh Out Of The Brooder

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    I have taken updated photos (how much they change in 2 weeks!) He or she is 5 weeks old now and looking redder in the comb than any of the other chicks. Maybe he or she is just mature (hoping) for her age? [​IMG]

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    her he or she is compared to a Delaware of the same age

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  4. FeatherFluffer

    FeatherFluffer Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a roo to me, though it may be too early.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a cockerel
     
  6. TexasLady

    TexasLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing it's a roo too. He has a whole lot more comb than mine do at 10-12 weeks.

    I've tried repeatedly to add an image so you can see them, but I can't. I give up.
     
  7. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    The bald patches on him show sings of a roo because he is putting his nutrition into growth instead of feathers. I am going through the same thing, this is my 5 week old bo
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  8. chickenbaby9194

    chickenbaby9194 Out Of The Brooder

    This is my three week old buff orpington. Someone please help me, what gender is Baby?[​IMG]

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  9. KristyAnn

    KristyAnn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DId you ever find out what gender this one was?
     
  10. sarahtruck

    sarahtruck Out Of The Brooder

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    I would love to hear an update on both of these BOs :)
    One of mine is growing up the same way.
     

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