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Another She that's a He?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Catnip5, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Catnip5

    Catnip5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't heard a crow from this other hen of mine. The OE has been confirmed as a Roo and he's found his morning voice. He seems to take issue with my Blue Cochin Anna - pictured here - which is making me wonder if Anna is an Andy? I hope not but better to know now that later!
    Take a peek at the pics oh wise ones and let me know your verdict. I have 17 girls and one unexpected Roo now...if Anna is a Roo that would make 16 girls with 2 Roos - what's the ideal ratio of hens to roos? They are pasture raised within an electric fence so they do have room to roam if that makes any difference on dominance & mating.

    THANKS - studying up! EEK - they uploaded sideways? SORRY

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good news, that's a pullet. What a beautiful girl! 1 male to 8-10 females is a pretty safe ratio for minimal fighting and bare backs.
     
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  3. Catnip5

    Catnip5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Phew, what a relief! Funny that the OE Roo seems to "challenge" her...that's why I wondered. Maybe because she's so fluffy, LOL! Thanks! That's a relief. One Roo at a time for this relative newbie. I'm only in my second year here and it was never my intention to have a Rooster. Still I'm secretly excited to have one and to witness the changes in the flock dynamic (not to mention eventual CHICKS :)
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old English don't know they are little and love to challenge everybody lol.
     
  5. Catnip5

    Catnip5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old English? Is that what Olive Eggers are really called?
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    No, Old English is a different breed, a bantam. I think Gray Farms thought you meant OEGB (old english game bantam) instead of OE (olive egger). [​IMG]
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    she's a beautiful pullet
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  9. PhoenixFan

    PhoenixFan Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely a pullet. She's gorgeous! [​IMG]
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya I did. Sorry for the confusion.
     

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