Buff Orp. or Easter Eggr? 4-6 months, hen or roo (PLEASE say hen)??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kikster, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. kikster

    kikster Out Of The Brooder

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    We were not given much info on this chicken. But we were told that it was a pullet, and that she was 3-5 months (that was on Sep 1). Lately "she" has been on top of the hen house, often, and I've noticed "her" climbing on a couple of my banty hens lately. I don't know if she's just trying to climb the ranks of the pecking order, or doing something else. She's not very red in the comb or wattles, as I read that others usually see by this time. But because we don't know much about her, (or about chickens for that matter), I'm coming to ya'll for advice. Her mom is a buff orp, (whom we also have) I don't know what the dad was, (she's alot darker than her mom though, and stands alot taller)...



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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    You want the good news or the bad news first?


    Good news:
    You weren't lied to.

    Bad news:
    You weren't lied to on purpose.

    It's an Easter Egger and by those pointy saddle feathers, I am going to say young cockerel.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is Easter Egger Roo
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It almost looks in the one picture that it has saddle feathers developing which would mean roo. It's also not an orp....wrong color legs and wrong comb type.....maybe an EE.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Agree
     
  6. kikster

    kikster Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG!!! So it's not possible that the Buff orp hen that we have is his/her mom?! When we got it as a chick it was a bit smaller, but "he's" always hung around my BO and under her wing and all.

    Oh my gosh... I don't know what to say.


    This a pic from when we first got them Aug 9. So almost 2 mos ago. I knew something was weird about her feathering, even then....

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  7. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She can be his mother but father is EE
     
  8. kikster

    kikster Out Of The Brooder

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    [​IMG] hubby is not gonna be happy bout this one....


    Why doesn't she have comb/wattle development by now? I thought they developed early in roos??
     
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  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    What are you feeding them? Is it just corn?
     
  10. kikster

    kikster Out Of The Brooder

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    No its organic feed from Countryside Natural , why does something look wrong with it? [​IMG]

    We're newbies, and didn't know what to get, we just told them the ages of our chickens, and that's what they said we needed, lol. But it definitely has more than just corn in it...
     
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