Hen Or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rebeccahorse, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2007
    Is this a hen or roo.
    It is a Buff Orpington.
    [​IMG] She is about 4 months old. [​IMG]
    I got this one from a guy that had a lot of chickens in a pen that was
    too small, consequently they were picking feathers, and killing each other.
    The one in the picture is missing a lot of feathers and underfeathers. Maybe that is why
    it is confusing. It has not crowed, it is very timid and sounds like the rest of my hens when
    it clucks. She also looks different then the other ones the guy had that you could tell were roosters.
    I have it in a seperate pen by herself until she settles in and has a chance to regrow some of
    her feathers and maybe then it will be easier to tell. I will post new pics in a few weeks if I still can't tell.





    Last edited: Aug 18, 2008
  2. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:HOW old IS THIS HEN ?
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2008
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

  5. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    I still say HEN . because at this age , if it were a rooster , he'd be crowing already
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Not necessarily. For the size of the comb I'll stick with roo.
  7. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    looks like a rooster, mine didn't start crowing until they were a few weeks older looking then this one. Though I did have one hen when she was about this age, that had big comb and waddles compared to the other hens, but not as big as the roosters.
  9. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2007
    Fair Oaks, California
    It looks like a hen to me, but i am very far from being an expert.
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Looks like a roo to me.

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