Is this a pullet? roo? BOTH?

Punk-Rock_Chicken

Songster
10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
696
3
141
High Springs, Florida
I have a BSL pullet, BUT recently she seems to have be growing tail plumage and a larger comb. She is about 5-6 months of age and has not laid yet. She is definately top bird in the flock. She even rules my two roos (RIR & BR), she will grab them by the comb and swing them around in circles if they have the nerve to challenge her. They all give her wide berth. I have heard of chickens taking the place of the rooster and taking on the physical characteristics if none are around, but like I said, I have two.



This is her running off the neighbors cat, like I said, she is a great guardian of the flock...



She also has two little bumps on he legs like spurs are growing in. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
 
Last edited:

embkm

Songster
11 Years
Jan 16, 2009
571
5
139
Colbert, Ga
I just sold my BSL cockeral, so no pics. BUT a BSL cockeral is barred, yours is a hen. I bet she'll start laying real soon, if she hasn't already. Have you looked around? Maybe she's hiding the eggs from you and not laying in the nest box.
 

chseeads

Songster
10 Years
May 28, 2009
1,125
5
151
Bloomington, Indiana
She's the right color to be a black sex link hen. A BSL rooster should be barred, right?

She does look like she has a funny little curled tail feather though....lol.....
 

English Chick

English Mum
11 Years
Jun 27, 2008
5,521
6
241
Cheshire UK
Sometimes a hen can take over from a Roo in being the guardian.... am sure I have read somewhere of a sex hange in a hen also.............. possibily this culd be your next question to the member... good luck
 

ArizonaDesertChicks

Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs
11 Years
Dec 8, 2008
2,378
40
229
Glendale, AZ
Quote:Your BSL looks like a pullet to me - here's a couple of mine.

This is the one that is colored like yours:


Same chicken pictured above with a flash:


Another BSL pullet with strange tail feather:
 

Punk-Rock_Chicken

Songster
10 Years
Apr 11, 2009
696
3
141
High Springs, Florida
Quote:Your BSL looks like a pullet to me - here's a couple of mine.

This is the one that is colored like yours:
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt4/manddteach2/blackstars-17weeks005.jpg

Same chicken pictured above with a flash:
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt4/manddteach2/blackstars-17weeks001.jpg

Another BSL pullet with strange tail feather:
http://i592.photobucket.com/albums/tt4/manddteach2/blackstars-17weeks006-1.jpg

OK, cool. So I'm assuming the wierd tail feather that I took as plumage starting, is normal with them (going by yours too). I just had never seen one(a BSL) before and had nothing to compare her too. THANKS!
 

TriciaHowe

Mother Hen
11 Years
Nov 11, 2008
2,351
13
191
Trenton, FL
She looks just like BSL. What's strange is that she is the broodiest bird of the whole lot. She will out brood my cochins and silkies hands down.
Very pretty hen you have there
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom