Hen or Rooster?

Hanksv

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
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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.


 

Hanksv

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
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hmmm ... he's starting to look more delicious. What's the best age for eating one of this breed?
 

Happy Chooks

Free Ranging
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10 Years
Jul 9, 2009
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My Coop
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)
 

sprawli

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 27, 2010
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Definitely a roo. My 17 week Buffy has no comb or wattles like that... Pick a good recipe!
 

Hanksv

Hatching
9 Years
Jun 5, 2010
4
0
7
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.
 

kickinchicken

Songster
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
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4
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Rhode Island
That is so funny!
I would have guessed a roo as well. I mean really!!!!!
Look at that comb, I could do my hair with it for Pete's sake.
Well, enjoy her eggs.
 

cheryl98117

Songster
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May 13, 2009
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Indianola Washington
Well sheesh! Good thing I'm not a gambler, because I was about to say "I would put money on it being a roo."


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

SmittenChicken

Songster
9 Years
Apr 23, 2010
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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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