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What gender are these sweet chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Andora, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    These are buff orps or buff orp/RIR crosses. (Which do you think?) They are 4 or 5 weeks old now. I posted them in a thread with Welsummers several weeks ago. The Welsummers were all roos except one and have been rehomed on a free range farm with another BYC'er.

    I'm 95% sure this is a rooster. He was laying down unresponsive the next morning after we got them, and I hand fed him and nursed him back to health. I am in love with him, he's so sweet!

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    He has blue eyes, that's not from flash.


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    See how tame he is? He is enjoying this, not being harmed. LOL.

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    Here is the other, who *might* be a pullet? It has a smaller comb and wattles and also smaller spurs on the legs. It also has a very fat round body shape. This one isn't as tame, but still fairly calm compared to those Welsummer roos.

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    I think this one is obese! It was in with a sickly chick and it ate more than its fair share of food...i moved it back to the bigger brooder so hopefully now it will eat a little less...
     
  2. TubbyChicken

    TubbyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! [​IMG]
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree the first one looks like a rooster and he's a cutie.
     
  4. baldie

    baldie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    AWWW, How cute!!!!!!
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    They both look like boys to me.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Cross - my BO chicks are 9 weeks old and much lighter than yours.
     
  7. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    adorable. and they look big for 4 weeks!
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Both boys, and I'm thinking the second one may be pure BO, never had a BO roo tho.
     
  9. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Quote:Well honestly I could have gotten the dates mixed up. I need to look back at when I first posted about them. Maybe time has flown by and they are a bit older. [​IMG]
     
  10. whatsup chickenbutt

    whatsup chickenbutt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that little bird on her lap still as lovable now?
     

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