barred rock, 4 months, is this a hen almost ready to lay or a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sgnitto, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. sgnitto

    sgnitto Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Sandora, she is very talkative, but no crowing. Her waddle just showed up today. No crowing. I have a roo in the flock. No laying yet, this is my first flock of chickens.
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    This is Sandora at 8 weeks.

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    This is her sister coal at 4 months, the only reason why I am wondering if Sandora is a roo. Coal's comb and waddle are not as developed.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Looks like a pretty little pullet to me - she is just maturing more quickly than the other bird and is nearer the point of lay.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I agree, looks like a girl to me. and you can expect an egg soon.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree on pullet. You're hitting the time when some are going to start maturing faster, some not as much. She's just ahead of the curve and will likely be your first layer.
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    X4 on pullet. :eek:)
     
  6. sgnitto

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    Update! Sandora is def at hen. At 19 weeks she laid two eggs in one day. Both were a bit odd. One had no yolk and the other, well she did not know I suppose what happened. Because she laid on her roost, it got smashed. woops.

    5 days later she laid another egg in her nesting box. Beautiful light brown medium egg. Thank you all for your comments!

    Guess she developed quicker than the other seven, 20 wk olds hens I have. Very cool.
     
  7. sgnitto

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    Sandora 20 weeks....what a difference


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  8. Michael OShay

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    Congratulations on those eggs. Good luck in getting many more. :eek:)
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    Congratulations on the eggs! And thanks for the update!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    YAY!!! Pretty hen!
     

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