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Is this 6 month old Buff orpington a hen or a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mknight, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. mknight

    mknight New Egg

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    We just started getting 4 eggs a day from our flock of 9 hens that we've been raising for 6 months.. I noticed the other day upon cracking open the eggs that several of them had what looks to be the appearance of a bullseye on the yolk, so it made me suspicious.. especially of BO who looks different from her sister who was purchased at the same time from the same store.. Would you say there's a possibility that this is a rooster? The BO with the larger/darker comb is the one I'm suspicious of. Thanks in advance for your help :)

    "suspicious hen?"
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    Pretty sure this is for sure a hen
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    rooster?
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    Our hen
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    rooster?
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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see all pullets, some just mature faster to laying eggs than the others
     
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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Pretty girl [​IMG]
     
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  4. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Looks like mine.
     
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  5. mknight

    mknight New Egg

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    your rooster?
     
  6. emmyeagle

    emmyeagle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep... Supposed to be a hen. But he started crowing last month. He's 6 months old.
     
  7. mknight

    mknight New Egg

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    I guess I'll just cross my fingers that "she" doesn't start crowing. Thanks for sharing the pic of your rooster :)
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You have all pullets [​IMG]

    That bullseye is a pretty tricky thing to spot, but unless you have a fence jumper, your eggs aren't fertile...unless it's a bird not pictured.
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of the birds pictured are pullets.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    All pullets.
     

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