Another roo from the "pullet" bin!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by kaybats, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. kaybats

    kaybats Songster

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    I got some Buff Orpington chicks around 4th of July and they were supposed to be pullets! [​IMG]

    I started noticing one's crown and wattles becoming very red and growing faster than the others. and now I think it's official. He is a little bigger than the other girls and his feathers are shinier, too.

    It doesn't surprise me like it did when I got TWO roos from my first 6 RIRs! [​IMG]

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    My farmer friend said he would take him if i wanted, but he's getting to be so pretty; I don't think I could part with him! [​IMG]

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  2. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Songster

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    Yep - looking all roo to me. He IS gorgeous, and if he's a sweetheart, I'd try to keep him. Love buff orps -
     
  3. kaybats

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    Quote:That's the plan.

    And he gets prettier and prettier every day! Thanks for the compliment....I will surely let him know!
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster 7 Years

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    I got a rooster out of the pullet bin. I always have to laugh because, at TSC, they had just arrived, so there were 100 "pullets" and I got 14 and one ended up being a roo...LOL!

    But he is a good boy and awfully cute, here is Rueben...
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  5. kaybats

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    Quote:He is HANDSOME!!! [​IMG]

    Yes, I got 2 roos out of six from the pullet bin at Orscheln. But thought there was a better chance getting them right from the hatchery....LOL NOPE. Got 11 buffs, one died the very next day and three more deceased due to Cocci. So from the seven left, I got me one roo.

    Not bad...considering the odds.... [​IMG]
     
  6. my 8 'pullets' rom Tractor Supply bin I got one roo last year. I was really bummed out until he ended up being the best thing that has ever happened to me!!!! Of course it's the famous 'Bird!!!!

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    Although he does act a little 'girly' lately.

    Peaches Lee, Rueben is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! what a dude. Glad you kept him.

    Kay, Your Orp is going to be a sweety too! Keep us poste with lots of photos!!!!
     
  7. TheJuan-n-Only

    TheJuan-n-Only Songster

    Sep 10, 2010
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    I got 4 roo's out of 7 from the "sexed" bin and "sexed" chicks at swaps myslef....that a terrible %! lol
     

  8. kaybats

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    Quote:fishnet.... He is beautiful! [​IMG]

    And I won't be giving my "Ginger" away if I can help it! I'm not so sure it would be a good thing to let him keep that name (it's a male thing I'm sure, LOL) So if anyone has any suggestions on how to make Ginger a masculine name, I'm open!!!!

    @ Juan......you have lovely, lovely girls! I have seen your photos in other threads. What did you do with the roos?
     
  9. awww. .. just call him Mud.
     

  10. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster 7 Years

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    Quote:He is HANDSOME!!! [​IMG]

    Yes, I got 2 roos out of six from the pullet bin at Orscheln. But thought there was a better chance getting them right from the hatchery....LOL NOPE. Got 11 buffs, one died the very next day and three more deceased due to Cocci. So from the seven left, I got me one roo.

    Not bad...considering the odds.... [​IMG]

    Thanks! Sorry about your bad luck with the hatchery.

    Fishnet--I love Bird, he is HUGE!! And very stunning.
     

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