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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by spaci101, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. spaci101

    spaci101 Hatching

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    Hi there....
    I am fairly new to having backyard chickens and I was wondering if anyone has ever had a Buckeye that has a tail like a rooster but has a head of a hen. My chicken is about 20 weeks and today for the fist time I herd the bird sort of crowing. I am having a hard time figuring out if this is a hen or a rooster. I have always thought Rosie was a hen.... but now.....??? My birds have not started laying any eggs yet so I am not sure. Has anyone had this issue with a Buckeye? ( I have 2 other Americanas)
    Thanks a bunch![​IMG]
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow Welcome to BYC and Happy Holidays! You might want to post pictures of your guy/girl in the What Breed Or Gender Is This forum. But, since Buckeyes have peacombs, the roosters often do not have very big combs at all, especially at first, and especially if they are a late maturing roo. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
     
  3. spaci101

    spaci101 Hatching

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    Thanks!
     
  4. spaci101

    spaci101 Hatching

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    [​IMG]
    This is Rosie
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Looks like Rosie needs a new name, no question he is a young cockerel.
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 sorry that's a cockerel.
     

  7. kittiekat

    kittiekat In the Brooder Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    well Rosie could be Ross now
     
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  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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