Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sweetleaf, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. sweetleaf

    sweetleaf Out Of The Brooder

    I've just been offered this gorgeous 5 1/2 month old golden Bantam. I reeeeeeeally want to take it but I really only can if it's a hen as I have a Silkie roo & I don't think he'd be overly impressed by the addition of another roo. My birds free range so I wouldn't really have many options for keeping them separated either.
    So what do you reckon? Hen or Roo? Sorry, I know it's not the best picture but it's what I was sent. Or is there anything that I should specifically ask that could help identifying? It neither crows nor lays yet, lol, I've already asked!
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    From that pic with the amount of wattle and comb at 5.5 months on a silkie, and what you can see of the feathering, I would vote roo right now.
     
  3. sweetleaf

    sweetleaf Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. If you want pullets, I wouldnt't buy this bird.
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a cockerel to me too. I have a silkie that's about 5-6 months old, and her wattles are nowhere near that big.
     
  6. sweetleaf

    sweetleaf Out Of The Brooder

    Wonderful, thanks a lot. Sadly I'll have to tell the lady I can't take it :( Boo! It's a beautiful bird.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2013
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others--it looks like a cockerel.
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sorry, it's a cockerel.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    cockerel
     
  10. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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