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Buff Boy or Girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CourageousChic, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. CourageousChic

    CourageousChic In the Brooder

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    Friends of ours are worried this Buff hatched 4/30 could crow any minute - I think it's a girl and they should wait it out....What do you think?

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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
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    I've been thinking about it... I'm saying late developing roo because that comb is massive. [​IMG]
     
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  3. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    soorry i think its a little young to be a hen and have SUCH bigggg comb, its only like what 16 weeks? i dont know.. tho .. its feathers are very hen like
     
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

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    My BO Cissy had a huge comb at 18 weeks and I was worried she was a boy but she now squats. Also I don't see any sickle tail feathers on her so I'm saying hen for what it's worth.
     
  5. Daycare Mom

    Daycare Mom Chickens, Cuddly and Delicious

    Apr 9, 2008
    Conklin, Michigan
    Thats a good size comb for the age, I would wait and see. My guess is rooster.
     
  6. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    I have a book called, "The breeding and mating of Poultry" and it refers to "hen feathered" cocks alot..basically a rooster can be feathered like a hen sometimes and are useful to obtain certain desirable traits in a breeding program.

    I dont recall if any orpingtons were hen feathered, but it was common in leghorns and Hamburgs and such..I am moving and my book is packed up or i would look for reference.
     
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  7. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    yeah, often there are "hen feathered" cocks. Sebrights are a prime example. all of the roosters are hen feathered. in gamefowl many lines come Hen feathered. their called "hennies" and many other breeds im sure can come hen feathered. but i think this is a little hen with a huge comb.
     

  8. CourageousChic

    CourageousChic In the Brooder

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    Hen feathered Roo? Goodness, that doesn't make things any easier! I don't see any spurs yet, but maybe it's too soon. I'm so used to my girls I've forgotten exactly how this goes. But wouldn't she/he have crowed by now?
     
  9. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    usually crow 5-6 + months old but by that age. they should have feathers like a rooster.
     
  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

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