Pat

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sferreira59, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. sferreira59

    sferreira59 New Egg

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    Massive Buff Orpington, we are at a loss as to Pat's gender. He/she acts like a rooster, looks kind of like a rooster, mounts hens like a rooster (with amazingly bad aim!) but his/her body is built like a huge hen and its attempt at crowing is more like a half of a fog-horn. He/she is fully grown and cannot crow. So what is it? Rooster? Hen? Confused? Hermaphrodite? It sports spur buds, too...[​IMG]
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Roo waiting for his voice to drop
     
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a roo to me! [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Pat [​IMG] is a rooster.
     
  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Rooster...
     
  6. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo! S'okay - just get him a mate: Chris [​IMG]
     
  7. sferreira59

    sferreira59 New Egg

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    K, if Pat is a rooster, what's with the really bad aim (he NEVER hits a home run) and the inability to crow? Its crow is more like a pained squawk.
     
  8. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:tehe.. I wont touch the bad aim... the crow could be because of any number of things but if you look at the saddle feathers... they are pointed like a roo.. not all roos crow.. I have 5 and the lower ones on the pole only squack cause when they crow they get a bashin from the others..
     
  9. sferreira59

    sferreira59 New Egg

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    Pat was the only "rooster" until last week and had never attempted to make any other sounds besides 'chicken' noises. We brought in Fabio (an impressive young roo) who is actually younger than Pat but is a top-notch crower with unerring aim. Upon hearing Fabio crow, Pat then began making the attempt at crowing.
     
  10. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a roo, there is absolutely no doubt about it. Hens don't grow those pointy saddle feathers.
     

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