Buff and Barred Help! Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meusoc, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. meusoc

    meusoc Out Of The Brooder

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  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Both look like hens.[​IMG]
     
  3. whistlinchicken

    whistlinchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hard to tell from pics without close look at saddle feathers. These will be pointy on a rooster and rounded on a hen. If you have a rooster and you put these with him, what is his reaction? There is an absolute rooster to rooster behavior, with the neck feathers puffed and the territorial dance going on. With hens, it's more of a pecking order behavior.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    i say at 15 weeks old thems some red combs and long tails for hens, I think they both be roos
     
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    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:only if the younger roos are old enough, if not they will run away or the older roo will just leave them alone altogether
     
  6. afj6710

    afj6710 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barred, I'm definitely thinking pullet. But, I'm not sure about the Buff. From the pic, the neck and saddle feathers look more rounded but that comb is really large for 15 weeks. I have 18 week old BO hens that have teeny tiny, pale combs. His/her legs look really large too. So . . . .I don't know. [​IMG]
     
  7. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gotta agree with the barred being a female and buff being a male. my buff is 21 weeks and her comb is smaller.
     
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  8. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    BR is a female. 99.9%, looks like my Poppy, Petty (Petunia), and Pansy
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  9. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred hen. Buff rooster.
     

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