Gigantic hen!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EricandJeri, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. EricandJeri

    EricandJeri Out Of The Brooder

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    We took in a rescue of a scraggly little chick that someone had gotten at Easter and had living in a ten gallon fish aquarium. At the time I'd guess she was about 12 weeks old, now about 8 months. She looks like a BO but she is GIGANTIC. Seriously this bird id 2-3 times the size of my other girls! I've tried researching large breeds but nothing I read really fits. The pictures don't really do her size justice but that's a black australorp she is beside in one picture. Any thoughts on what this girl is? Thanks![​IMG]

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Your 'girl' is a buff orpington cockerel.
     
  3. EricandJeri

    EricandJeri Out Of The Brooder

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    Hahahahaha You know, I never even considered that. All along he looked like a hen, just a huge one, until his comb and wattles started growing and now that you point it out to me, his tail feathers sticking up. Oh woe is me, I try not to have any roosters, and as big as he is, he may do some damage when he decides to um, do his job :). Thanks!
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a buff Orpington cockerel.
     

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