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Who has Buff Orpingtons??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wjallen05, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    We have 7 straight-run Buff Orpington chicks, about 4 weeks old. I THINK they are all females. Does anyone have any pictures of male and female B O chicks at 4 weeks of age? (showing the comb). We also have 3 straight-run Ameraucanas and I know that 2 are females and 1 is a male. Unsure with the Buffs... any help would be appriciated!

    Here is a pic of one... this one seems to have the largest comb of them all.

    Last edited: Apr 28, 2008
  2. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Songster

    Jun 27, 2007
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have 2 buff orps 6 weeks old they were guarnateed to be female. They look just like yours, but mine seem to be more buff than yours. Maybe it is the light. Gracie is also much larger than Juliet





  3. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    In my experience, girl BO's develop wing and tail feathers a few weeks before the males. Also, the male BO's comb turned pink while the girls combs stayed the same. Hope that helps.
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    wjallen05 : I would have to say, that is a pullet. I have BO at 4 weeks....cant get out there now to get pics, its raining/hailing....but, at 4 weeks, the cockerells...will have a redder comb and wattle. Yup, I would have to say...thats a pullet.
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    I agree..that's a little girl. [​IMG]

  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    [​IMG] those pics are all so cute!! I agree with the above on sexing them.
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    If it helps this was my 5 week old buff orp boy [​IMG]
  8. eastTNchick

    eastTNchick Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    Decatur, TN
    What beautiful pics! I have 25 BO chicks coming on Friday (straight run), and I was wondering how soon you would be able to tell the difference. Yep, I'm a brand new chick mama (in case you couldn't tell)! LOL
  9. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    North Georgia
    Thanks for the replies and the great pics- yall helped a lot!!! THANK YOU!
    Wow... I guess we have ALL GIRLS!! WOOO! What are the odds?? Hopefully they don't "turn into" boys in the next week or so!
    My husband tells me that I need to stop obsessing... but it's hard not to! [​IMG]
  10. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    The nice thing about BO chicks is how soon you can see a comb and wattles. It's fairly easy by four weeks to see if it's a he or she. I don't think it's so easy on my other breeds.

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