Is this a pullet? roo? BOTH?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Punk-Rock_Chicken, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. 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.

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

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    She also has two little bumps on he legs like spurs are growing in. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
     
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  2. Could any of you post pics of your BSLs? Not sure what a "NORMAL" one should look like...
     
  3. Nobody? Anybody?
     
  4. embkm

    embkm Songster

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    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.
     
  5. chseeads

    chseeads Songster

    May 28, 2009
    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..... [​IMG]
     
  6. I don't know hen is my guess. I only have bantys.
    So I will bump!
    Good Luck!
    BTW.....You have beautiful chickies! And I love your little ducky too.
     
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  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    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
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Your BSL looks like a pullet to me - here's a couple of mine.

    This is the one that is colored like yours:
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    Same chicken pictured above with a flash:
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    Another BSL pullet with strange tail feather:
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  9. 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!
     
  10. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

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    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 [​IMG]
     

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