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


10 Years
Apr 26, 2009
North Berwick Maine
"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.

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.
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.
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.

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