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Hen Or Roo? 13 Week Old Buff Orphington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Luanna, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. Luanna

    Luanna Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone please tell me if this chicken is a Hen or a Roo? He/She is very mean! Won't let me touch him/her. When I do, I get Pecked. Also his/her waddle get's very red when I try to pet him/her.

    Also I've noticed a bunch of feathers in the coop. Any reasons for them to loose their feathers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. abgraves69

    abgraves69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see the comb very well, but from this angle it looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. pfields

    pfields Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a hen to me. I have a 12 week old Orpington roo chick and he looks like a rooster and acts like one.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet.
     
  5. jcabral

    jcabral Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullet
     
  6. tinkerfairy

    tinkerfairy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say pullet. I have 2 from tsc, I could tell my roo very early. He was the smallest of my assorted flock only a couple days old when I got him. From the beginning he was all roo, he'd puff his chest and try to run the others now at 6 weeks he challenges another roo 3 times his size, this was also supposed to be the same breed but he's a much darker gold than the others and has black speckles in places, I also bought 5 supposed to be barred rocks only 2 have turned out to be so. I got 8 chicks from tsc and only 4 are really the breed they were supposed to be.
     
  7. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet [​IMG]

    Sweet looking one too. Congrats!

    - Krista
     
  8. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's just the normal juvenile molt.
     
  9. BantamLover21

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    Pullet. [​IMG]
     
  10. chicklover56

    chicklover56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet.
     

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