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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Hi everyone here are our buff orpingtons there around 18 weeks old now just wandering if there roosters or hens.
This one i believe is a hen
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These 2 next ones i think are roosters there much more aggerssive.Also there much more slender and taller then the one pictured above.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:22 pm 
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yes i think your right but the 2nd photo looks like a girl [ thats just me ] and the 3rd photo looks like it is a boy :thumbs:

p/s i like your silkies in the other pen they look good and i like the colours :thumbs:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:25 pm 
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it looks like you have two pullets and a cockerel, the cockerel being the one in the third picture....................you can see the difference in the tails in the middle picture, the bird in the foreground has a cushion to her tail, while the one in the background has streamers starting to show.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:20 am 
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yes now that i put my eyes in :roll: the 3rd photo looks like a boy and the others are girls


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:26 am 
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I would agree with you first a girl second 2 i think are boys the middle picture is showing some pin feathering around the neck that leads me to think its a boy!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:54 pm 
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I'll put money on this trifecta. Photo 1 is the Pullet the other two are Ckls- heads, body shape and feather type say it all!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:17 pm 
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Pointy saddle feathers so number 2 is definitely a boy, as is number 3, nu,ber 1 pullet, so for mine your on the money with your thoughts,




Ron (Only buff orpington I have ever had was sold as pullet but boy could he crow.)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:54 am 
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Hi,

I agree with Ron, definately one female two males.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:02 am 
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intoChooks wrote:
Hi,

I agree with Ron, definately one female two males.

Cheers

Christian


Me too. Even though it does kinda look like the second has a cushion, have a look at all those saddle feathers starting to come in. Sorry, only 1 pullet there.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:59 am 
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We have had some Buff Orps that have been really tricky. Usually they are easy to sex but every now and again a feminine male tricks us. They look like females with a cushion and tiny combs/wattles and BAM turn into cockerels over night. Once they crow they "man up".All these tricky ones come from the same hen.

I also think photo one is a female and the other two are males.
The two males are obvious by their hackle and saddle feathers.The saddles feather become long and pointing and drape down and are usually a few shades darker. They also have the varying colour(a deeper buff) in the wing feathers.They are a larger than females.
Females wings/body stay an even shade of Buff.No pointy feathers. They develop a lovely cushion shape/fluffy bump instead of a distinct tail.

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