chicken or cock??????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by evan820, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. sevenbabychicks

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    Quote:I don't understand... how do you typo "poop" for "shot"? Those words aren't similar, nor are the keys close together...


    But I agree, it'd be nice to get a full-body pic of this one. [​IMG]

    b/c if he typed an I instead of an O, the filter automatically gets rid of the bad word. I've seen thread where people are talking about their dogs and was very confused ubtil I realized the filter was changing the name for female dog to "grump" rofl

    Oh! That's is just too funny! Thanks for clarifying [​IMG]
     
  2. TJbfarms

    TJbfarms In the Brooder

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  3. Chickapooh23

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    Typically you don't see that type of comb (or waddles) on a 12 wk pullet (hen), very red also. With that view only I am going with cockerel, pullets will only develop a red comb when they start laying which is usually not before 18-20 wks and often 22-26wks. I have had a couple start at 14 but they were sex link and I guess that can happen with the hybrids.
     
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  4. sully taylor

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    i want to say roo but im not sure. [​IMG]
     
  5. smarsh2

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    that is a rooster
     
  6. extraordinaryfowl

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    Quote:It's a hen! All chickens are chickens as stated above. But that is most definitely a hen.

    edt to add: I breed Buff Orpingtons, and I am 100% certain that is a hen if she is three months old.
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    At 3 months/12 weeks old? Gosh, my 3 year old Buff Orpington doesn't have a comb that huge! Neither does my 6 yr old BO hen.

    Here is the youngest one, Gracie, who is 22 weeks old-note her very small comb size, and that of her sister in the background:

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  8. extraordinaryfowl

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    Quote:Oh? What strain are yours? I've been working with a cheap hatchery strain and my cocks combs are very large. I mostly meant at 3 months (at least my cockerels) have started to feather in their dark gold hackles and saddles, which are most definitely recognizable.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You are correct that there is a difference in strains, but even my hatchery Buff Orps didn't have humongous combs at 3 months of age. I guess time will tell, right? We still need a body shot of the bird in question, which I'm betting will clarify it for us all. [​IMG]

    ETA: the 6 yr old is a hatchery hen. The 3 yr old is a breeder quality hen, and the younger in the last pic I posted are from the same breeder.


    Here is one of the hatchery hens at 3 months old-had to go find this old pic of her. She hatched at the middle of January and this was taken at the end of April. So you can see how I'm having a hard time thinking the bird in question could be a pullet:

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