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5 month old Buff, could it be a Roo???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WitchChick, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I am hoping someone who has raised Buffs can give me piece of mind.
    I am posting a pic of Fluff, one of my new Buff chicks.
    5 months old, and SHE (I hope) is sporting a big comb. She is bigger than my other one. She does not have tail feathers, or spurs to mention, but that comb! She has not attempted to crow, but bawks like my other hens. All my Buffs have pointier saddle feathers, so that does not seem to be an indicator.
    Could she still be a Roo?
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    We need a photo of the side of the body.
     
  3. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Here she is as a side view (sorry, had to take them with my phone this morning).

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    Here is her "siser", the other chick we got at the same time.
    This one looks more like a roo to me. I am hoping both are hens
    in the end. My other Buff kept us on our toes until she laid an egg.
    Neither of these two are crowing, but they do do that throaty
    "gawking" in the morning, otherwise they coo like a hen.

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  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I see two pullets there as far as I can tell. There is nothing cockerel-like about them.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2013
  5. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks :). So far, still no crowing. The one with the big comb also squats down when you go to pick her up, my son SWEARS that means she is a girl :).
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hen.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. Both are certainly pullets.
     
  8. WitchChick

    WitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    WE HAVE AN EGG!!!

    The one with the large comb laid an egg this morning :).

    One down, one to go.
     
  9. country flock

    country flock Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup, Id say pullet too. :p I just LOVE the thrill of finding that first egg!!! My silkies just started layin too!!! :D
     

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