Our new Buff... HEN???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wjallen05, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please delete
     
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  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Yeah, pix would help.
     
  3. 1AcreRooster

    1AcreRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on your Buff, I got 3 new pullets last night, post a pic of your new hen/roo
    sounds like its a roo though
     
  4. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm... ok, upon further examination, I do believe it's a hen. She looks very much like a hen, as far as being short and fat. And she is acting very motherly to the 4 new 7 week old chicks we got with her (they might be hers? not sure)

    I did run down and get pictures but will post them later on, in a new post, because I took pics of all our Buffs except my for sure rooster and I want to confirm their gender on all of them. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2008
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Buff orp hens at 1 year will have huge red wattles and combs. My girls are 7 months and have large wattles and combs - I'd say that's a girl.

    A lot of people who see my chickens for the first time think I have nothing but roosters because they think that large red wattles/combs mean rooster - too many cartoons....
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    You know, from what i have seen, dominant hens will have large wattles/combs and will also be of much brighter color than other non-dominant hens. As soon as i sold my rooster, two of my girls wattles got HUGE along with their combs, and also became a much brighter color. If i didnt know any better, id say they were maturing roo's!

    So, maybe she's a dominant hen? Not completely sure, but i hope i helped [​IMG]
     

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