Can't figure this one out , Roo or Pullet ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BirdWalkFarm, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. BirdWalkFarm

    BirdWalkFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG][​IMG]She / He is large , buff colored and very sweet . ( It ) hatched in early July . About a month ago the comb and wattles turned bright red and wow did those waddles grow ! The mother is a buff Orpington and daddy is a LF Cochin .

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you[​IMG]
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hello!

    I looked at your pic first, before I read it, and I thought, "Gee, that looks like a Buff Orp, but with Cochin feathers!"

    I'm thinking it's a hen. Often, when the comb/wattles turn bright red, that means the pullet is ready to lay. Have you noticed this chicken squatting yet?

    I can definitely understand why you'd be confused.....

    Sharon
     
  3. BirdWalkFarm

    BirdWalkFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you Sharon ,
    No squatting but she makes little clucking ? noises or she is talking to me ? anyway she is vocal .
     
  4. Lindz

    Lindz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me. A pretty one at that :)
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a POL (point-of-lay) hen. It may take another month or more to see that first egg depending on weather. She's pretty and the boys are gonna love that rump![​IMG]
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    shes a pullet getting ready to lay so you should see eggs here soon [​IMG]
     
  7. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a beautiful girl! Really nice looking hen. [​IMG]
     
  8. BirdWalkFarm

    BirdWalkFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I want to thank everyone for their replies . So happy it is a pullet !!! [​IMG]
     
  9. BirdWalkFarm

    BirdWalkFarm Chillin' With My Peeps


    You gave me my laugh for the day ( Boys gonna love that rump ) !
     

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