Is it a roo or a hen? ***Penny Bokked***

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by scrapmom5, May 14, 2008.

  1. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :DWhen should you know if a buff brahma is a roo or hen? I have a buff brahma that, when I posted it at 6 weeks was identified as a hen. Her comb is just starting to turn a light pink and she/he is between 8 and 9 weeks. The only reason we are still questioning the sweet thing is her voice. She is always crowing like a hawk. It does not sound like a hen or roo to me. It is a CAAAAA, Caaaa sound. She does it when she is alone or wants back in her home. What do you all think?

    I took some pics to help with the gender game.

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  2. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help????


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  3. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the Caaa Caaaa sound mean? Is this a typical chicken sound or is she really part hawk?
     
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am stumped those tails feathers look realy pointy like a Roo.
     
  6. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I have one hen and one roo vote...do we have any other guesses?
     
  7. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to add that her comb is very slowly growing. I heard that roos combs grow quicker. And it just started to turn the slightest shade of pink within the last week. It has a single row thing (is that a pea?).

    She is also 9 weeks today in these pics.


    She is a fairly quiet bird except when isolated from the others.

    She was always one of my biggest birds (along with my cochin). And feathered quite fast.

    Last week when a large crow perched nearby my hens they all ducked down and went silent. Not a single noise was heard except for the flap of crow wings.

    I hope this helps.
     
  8. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess a roo, the first photo shows some pointy saddle feathers, and Im thinking the comb is a little too red for a pullet at this age.
     
  9. scrapmom5

    scrapmom5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when should the comb normally turn red on a hen?
     
  10. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The tail reminds me of the rooster pics I've seen...and I'm wondering if the caaw sound is his first attempts at a crowing noise?
     

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