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Roo or not πŸ˜†

post #1 of 9
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Ok guys, this is " Ben" who I thought was a Roo... Until he started acting broody... All but one of my hens are broody right now, what do you think?


post #2 of 9

Looks like a hen to me.

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post #3 of 9
How old is it? Can you pull back the crest and give us a shot of the comb, back of crest and side profile of the bird standing?

It does look like a hen, but most of boys are very feminine looking. They also prep the nests for the girls and often will hang out in there afterwards or sit with girls that are brooding and laying.
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post #4 of 9

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I agree it looks like a hen. How old is it?

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post #5 of 9
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I'm pretty sure " Ben" is a hen? Just from the way he/she πŸ˜†Is acting now... He is 9, almost 10 months old now. I'm also going to post a pic of " Owen" who has all the characteristics of a Roo, except I see no comb? 1st is close up of Ben, the white Silkie is Owen.. And yes, I'm pretty sure he has poop on his head, haha!!



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How about Owen? Roo or Hen?
Thanks guys!
post #7 of 9
They both look like pullets to me! Maybe Ben (Benina?) is getting ready to lay you an egg!
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks guys! I'm pretty sure I have all ladies πŸ˜†. I was hoping for at least one Roo, my poor girls have been sitting there for no reason, all their hard work for nothing😞.
post #9 of 9
Sounds like you have my luck. Hope for pullets, get loaded down with cockerels. Need a nice roo, none to be found tongue.png
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