Help! A Rooster or a Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mwlail1, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. mwlail1

    mwlail1 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 8 year old son just got this Buff and we dont know if its a Roo or a Hen. Can anyone tell?
    If its a Roo its got to go and it will break his heart he has done named it Buffy!

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  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    It's looking like a cockerel in the face and with those tail (sickle) feathers to me. How old is it?
     
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  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    looks like a roo to me can you get a better pic of its saddle feathers?
     
  4. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
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    Can you get a picture of the saddle feathers?
    Thats how I usually can tell.

    If it is a roo, come here and I will give you a hen!
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I can tell right off it is a cockerel. On buff birds when the males start to mature, the saddle and hackle feathers get shiny and just a tad darker than the rest of the body. He also has a nice tail going there already.

    So, this is definately a boy.
     
  6. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    The tail is kind of roo looking!

    Oh no!
    Where do you live mwlail1?
     
  7. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    I'm sorry, but with the that red face and the tail it looks like a roo to me [​IMG]
     
  8. jprice2ndlt

    jprice2ndlt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like a roo to me. Pretty though
     
  9. mwlail1

    mwlail1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input, I kind of thought Roo because of the long tail feathers. Maybe I can find a hen and swap them out and he wont notice. Again thanks everybody!
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Roo
     

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