Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hanksv, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Hanksv

    Hanksv New Egg

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    16 week old Buff Orpington. What do you think? Looking pretty roosterish to me, especially when compared to the other Buff Orpington in the background.


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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'd like a better side view to be 100% certain, but that's a roo.

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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Agree.
     
  4. Hanksv

    Hanksv New Egg

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    hmmm ... he's starting to look more delicious. What's the best age for eating one of this breed?
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:16-20 weeks. I'd go more towards the 16 though. I processed 2 roosters at 21 weeks and unless it was in the crock pot, it was tough. (I did 1 in the crock pot - nice and tender, the 1 I baked was tough)
     
  6. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely a roo. My 17 week Buffy has no comb or wattles like that... Pick a good recipe!
     
  7. Hanksv

    Hanksv New Egg

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    Well, you were all wrong. My "rooster" started laying on Friday. Got a second egg out her today. I had decide to wait for it to crow before eating it; good thing I did. She doesn't know how close she was to the soup pot.
     
  8. kickinchicken

    kickinchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so funny! [​IMG] I would have guessed a roo as well. I mean really!!!!! [​IMG] Look at that comb, I could do my hair with it for Pete's sake.
    Well, enjoy her eggs. [​IMG]
     
  9. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well sheesh! Good thing I'm not a gambler, because I was about to say "I would put money on it being a roo." [​IMG]

    Glad she gave you that final clue, and you didnt eat her!
     
  10. SmittenChicken

    SmittenChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I was all prepared to comment "Roo." and then I read down. Congratulations, I'm glad you decided to wait for the crow (and I bet your hen is too!)
     

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