I know it's early but is my BO Hen a Roo ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristen2678, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Songster

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    "She" is a little over 3 weeks old. The comb is yellow but I'm seeing some pinking up under the chin. This is the only BO I have, so I don't have anything to compare her to. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

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  2. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Songster

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    I would wait a little bit.
     
  3. redroosta

    redroosta Flown the Coop

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    its a hen
     
  4. Gazinga

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    I raise BO's and its a littel early to tell, but if i had to bet on it, i would say its a roo with those legs......
     
  5. Andora

    Andora Songster

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    Pinking up under the chin will probably turn to reddish wattles in the next week or so, and then you'll know for sure it's a roo! My BO pullets don't get any pink or red until much older.
     
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    roo :-(
     
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    The pinking under the chin is what happened to my eventual BO roo. Like the previous poster, the girls didn't pink up until later.

    Also, future roos develop real wing and tail feathers much later.

    Good luck.
     
  8. kristen2678

    kristen2678 Songster

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    Thanks. Obviously we're going to wait until we're sure. Unless this is a very quiet roo, we'll have to find him a new home. So sad.
     
  9. Buff Hooligans

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    Quote:That's what I had to do my the one that turned out to be a roo.
    But there's no way I would keep him. In my limited experience,
    just a few hens & one roo together = really ugly naked back hens and one
    smiling roo. That's just not my style.
     
  10. kristen2678

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    Who did you give him to? If we have to give him away I don't want him ending up on someones dinner table.
     

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