Are both 10 week buff's BOYS???

samandemsmommy

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
214
17
73
Hickory, NC
I definitely know that the darker colored is a rooster---because he started crowing about 6.5 weeks and hasn't stopped since :)
I keep trying to hold onto hope that my favorite chicken is a girl...but I have a feeling you all will tell me otherwise. LOL I think I hold out hope because the coloring of the feathers is lighter, the tail is not as long/curved and the comb is not as red and smaller wattles.... Can't blame me for hoping. If Ruby's a boy, she has to go....we do not want to hatch babies!
 

samandemsmommy

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
214
17
73
Hickory, NC
Yeah, I have that third one pegged as a Roo Easter Egger. I figured both Buff's were boys, but I like to hear what others think. Hate to get rid of them, but not looking for fertilized eggs either. :)
 

PoultryQueen101

Songster
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
1,101
68
159
Middle-East Ohio
There is nothing wrong with fertilized eggs. They are still edible and taste no different. And babies should not start forming until the like 5 or 7th day of incubation. If a hen gets right back up and leaves after laying, then the eggs are fine, even if you have a broody hen and you collect eggs every 2 days, you will be fine.

ni would say hen for now because I see a cushion on her and her hackles are the same shade as her body, but I could be wrong, she has a lot of comb compared with the other.
 
Last edited:

samandemsmommy

Chirping
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
214
17
73
Hickory, NC
I just can't do the fertilized eggs. :( I'm just afraid I'd crack one open and there be a chick in it. LOL-- just the thought deters me from wanting a rooster. We really just preferred to have all hens.
 

PoultryQueen101

Songster
5 Years
Jul 14, 2014
1,101
68
159
Middle-East Ohio
Well, I have 2 roosters with a whole bunch of hens, never had that problem. Sounds like Chicklophobia lol. I promise that if you kept your roosters, you would never have that problem.
I purposefully breed most of my birds, and the rest are for eggs. All of the eggs 100% fertile... usually. Just had two little polish hatch yesterday. Sometimes I find the roosters prettier than the girls.

Have fun... best of luck!
 

fshinggrl

Songster
10 Years
May 1, 2009
2,615
84
248
the edge of insanity
Yep, both Roos. I can respect your decision not to eat fertilized eggs. I have many country neighbors who refuse to eat 'fresh' eggs period. The only way that you'd get a chick in one is if you let it sit under a broody hen for weeks. Not everyone wants a rooster. I like them because they do tend to protect the hens and help them find food.

Sorry about the roosters.
 

donrae

Hopelessly Addicted
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
31,453
4,043
581
Southern Oregon
I'm not afeered of fertilized eggs myself, but I sure don't see why you'd keep an animal you neither wanted or needed. Not that you need our blessings or anything, of course.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom