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Is this she a he?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Avonlea22, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I have 4 5 month old Buff Orp hens. I'm beginning to think one of the girls is a he, and the funny thing is, her name is Bob. My daughter named her Bob as a joke, but I'm beginning to think it is actually a Bob, and not a Bobette. Your thoughts?

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  2. Chicken George

    Chicken George Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    If it's a roo, "he" should be attempting to crow by now.
     
  4. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks exactly like my hen! I would guess its a hen.
     
  5. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    Oh, right. I forgot to mention that I have heard what seems to be attempts at crowing, but my girls are noisy, so it's hard to tell if it's a crow or them just being boisterous. I can't pin the crowing sound to any one bird because it happens when I'm not in their line of sight.
     
  6. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how about a picture of the tail feathers? [​IMG]
     
  7. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a hen.
     
  8. dweder

    dweder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very noisey breed. My loudest hen I have in the flock.
     
  9. Avonlea22

    Avonlea22 Jessamine Cottage

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    I will try to get a picture in just a bit.
     
  10. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally think if you have not heard a crow yet, which TRUST ME you will hear it LOL! Then I think its still a hen you have there. I have girls that have long wattles/combs that you would think they are Roo, but once you get a rooster next to them there is a large difference still. Also how does this bird stand. A Roo will stand kind of more up right then hens, he will also begin mating dances for the ladies.

    Just an example of my Roo (if this buff is a roo you will see him stand taller, and bigger and by now you should be noticing a difference in size :)
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