Buff Orpington hen (I hope)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Millerhenhouse, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Millerhenhouse

    Millerhenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    This girl was brought home April 2 as a day old chick, though I suspect she was older. She's always been, even then, bigger than all the others. So now, at about 16 weeks of age, her comb is huge. But I still think she's a girl. No pointy feathers. . . right? I really don't know what I'm looking for; these are our first chickens. Take a look; I'd love feedback on whether she might be a roo and not a hen. It's just the comb that makes me nervous. We wanted 14 hens and so far, so good. The other 13 are pretty oviously hens. This one, "Big Girl," due to her size, has a comb that's rather tall and way out ahead of all the others.

    Now I need to figure out how to post the picture.
     
  2. Millerhenhouse

    Millerhenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    (hope that worked) Here she is.
     
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% hen and your going to get eggs soon if you haven't already! Pretty girl! [​IMG]
     
  4. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you cant post pictures when you are still a "new egg". But to post a pic just go to the top of the page and click on uploads. Then browse through your computer and select your pic. Then press upload. After a while it will upload and you highlight the bottom stuff and paste to your post.

    I guess I was writing this while you posted. [​IMG]

    But that is definately a hen. She is beautiful! And you can expect eggs soon. [​IMG]
     
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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Defintely girl. You should have eggs soon.
     
  6. Millerhenhouse

    Millerhenhouse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you White Mountains Ranch. I'm thrilled to hear that from someone who knows what they're talking about because neither me nor hubby do. Her comb looked suddenly gigantic and flopped over this week and I panicked because I love her dearly. She's been my Big Girl for 16 weeks now and I didn't want her to be Big Guy.

    For the record, hubby declared she was a she. And for the record, I guess he was right. (looking over my shoulder, he was highly offended at my comment above;))

    We're looking for those eggs! None yet; it may be too hot. (Would that make a difference?) Anyway, thank you!
     
  7. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens generally have smaller combs and wattles right up until they are ready to lay then poof they get bigger and redder (seems like overnight) right before they are ready to lay. [​IMG]
     
  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful girl!
     
  9. ddmiddle7

    ddmiddle7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a she!
    She looks a lot like my BO this is what you can expect by 9 months with a BO:
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    I got her and a PR to add to my younger flock and she actually has given me an egg everyday since I got her three weeks ago except for one day. She lays better then my PR. And they are good large eggs as well. Enjoy!!!
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Definately a girl! Hatchery type Orpingtons usually have bigger combs due to the hatchery not going by the standards like breeder's do. Egg production is the motto. Expect some nice brown eggs out of her!
     

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