Breed/Sex? A little complicated.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ray2310, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ray2310

    ray2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a 20 week old chicken that is confusing us.. We had 2 identical chicks (from TSC) one developed into clearly a rooster
    (Picture #1, Chico Rooster)
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    the other one is Larger in size, actually our largest chicken by far!
    Has tiny comb.. has little spur growths.. does not crow.. has not been seen in a nesting box yet (some same-age pullets are consistently laying)
    We assumed it was a hen until we started seeing her "try" to mate with our hens! Several times a day.. ugh!
    She also fights with her Rooster-Brother Chico, and is the dominate (winner) - not like a hen picking on another chicken, but with neck feathers flared out.. She is tough!

    Sex? (breed too while you're looking? buff color, white legs)

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  2. mrbstephens

    mrbstephens Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it's a GINORMOUS hen!
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    There both Buff Orpington Roosters..



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  4. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Quote:x2 tail feathers are the giveaway for me
     
  5. flocko'seachicks

    flocko'seachicks Out Of The Brooder

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    X3, Buff Orpington roosters, pointy saddle feathers on both. I'm sure all the confirmation you needed was seeing him breeding your hens. name one of them soup is my advice [​IMG]
     
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  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Both are roosters.
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, both of those are Buff Orpington Roosters. Sometimes some do not mature as quickly into the traditional rooster look like some of the others.
     
  8. ray2310

    ray2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just curious.. when, if ever, will he Crow? His brother has been crowing for nearly 2 months..
     
  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Yes, he probably will crow. His brother is the dominant rooster, so he is keeping a low profile. He may decide to try and shake things up someday and they will fight to see who's boss.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both roosters.
     

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