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Hen or Roo ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dee Dee 2, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Songster

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    Hi, I have two Buff Orpingtons. 6 mo. old. I am trying to figure out if one of them is a roo. (sorry don't have pic's) The one in question ~ it tail feathers are a little longer and curve down to the ground. The other has shorter tail feathers are a little shorter and come more to a gentle point (curve). Both waddles and combes look the same. ( Well they did till one of my R. C. R. I. R. beat the crap out of it almost putting out it eye.) Yesterday I got 2 eggs I am assuming came from the Buffs. ?? So if one is a roo ? Is there any way I can tell ? Have been trying to find pic's of Buff Orphingtonn hen / roos . No success. Any ideas appreciated ! THANKS !
     

  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Post pictures of your birds and we can help you out. Profile shots including head/combs and legs are best.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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  5. Luke0987654321

    Luke0987654321 Songster

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    From what you have said it sounds like you have a rooster.


    Luke.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    At 6 months old you'd hear a crow if you had a rooster. This is far different from clucking and the egg song hens make.
     

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