New Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bayerchicks, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This may seem silly to some of you but I was told this is a hen but she has huge spurs. I was told she was one of their best layers, but nothing yet since I don't have any extra light on her and it has been a bit cold. I was told she was a black leghorn. What do you guys think?

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  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen.
     
  3. bayerchicks

    bayerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the roo we got with her. Is it possible they are both roo's even though they look so different? Maybe different breeds?

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  4. dandelionheart

    dandelionheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a hen to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Leghorn pair - I'm jealous. They are hard to come by.
     
  6. bayerchicks

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    There are actually 2 hens and 1 roo. I am actually looking to re-home them and posted on craigs list this weekend but they are still here. They did not take to my existing flock, even though 7 others I introduced this week did great! It's a shame you don't live closer [​IMG] I would like them to have a good home.

    I am so excited because I ended up with a trio of Black Copper Marans from a breeder about an hour and a half away that he bread for very dark eggs. Now I need to find an inexpensive incubator to hatch the eggs in another 2 months.
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I'd love some eggs out of that pair. [​IMG] Very lovely birds. Yes, that is a hen. I had a Speckled Sussex hen that had spurs just like that. That's definitely a hen tail too.
     
  8. bayerchicks

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    Ok, so if I keep them for a little while, would you guys buy chicks or eggs? I guess I can get rid of them after everyone that wants black leghorns have their black leghorns.
     
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely buy eggs...[​IMG]
     
  10. bayerchicks

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    Well I guess I will have to keep them now!

    Look at my new signature line, lol.
     

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