Roaster or Hen?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Piggletta, Sep 12, 2014.

  1. Piggletta

    Piggletta In the Brooder

    1
    0
    20
    Sep 12, 2014
    Hello! I got two Buff Orpington Chickens in May. They're 17 weeks old. One is MUCH bigger than the other, but they came from the same flock at the same time. She's showing signs of being a roaster (she crowed at me a few days ago! - Although I heard some dominate chickens crow when there is no roaster.)
    Audrey doesn't have a spur on her foot yet, but a large lump that may be one eventually. (Sophie has a little bump too, but much smaller.)
    I attached pictures of Audrey (Roaster-in-question) and Sophie (Much smaller little chicken) and a clip of the together for comparison. Does Audrey appear to be a roaster? They were suppossed to both be hens, but now I'm not so sure.
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

    2,008
    52
    143
    Feb 23, 2014
    Oregon
    I think it's a Roaster (He would actually be considered a cockerel) When a cockerel is over a year of age will then make him a Cock. Your hen would be called a pullet at this point and then she'll become a Hen at one years age

    You can tell because he is developing a comb bigger and faster than she is. He has deeper richer color than your female and he has hackle feathers developing. Cute movie by the way.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2014
  3. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Songster

    1,077
    65
    148
    Jul 31, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    Pretty sure he's a roo. Looks like he's got a sickle feather growing back there
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    25,581
    2,211
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    No question about it. Audrey needs to be renamed Andrew. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    3,176
    62
    221
    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    x2
     
  6. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Songster

    913
    110
    181
    Nov 4, 2013
    Central Texas
    Audrey looks like an Andy to me too. I hope he won't end up in the roaster, but that's a normal part of having chickens for some chicken keepers.
    P.S.- I love the video!
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014
  7. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 In the Brooder

    23
    2
    31
    Jun 17, 2014
    Louisiana
    Rooster
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,451
    3,682
    581
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    [​IMG]

    Any bird that crows at 17 weeks is a rooster.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

    23,660
    1,444
    406
    Jul 24, 2013
    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

    12,027
    3,898
    572
    Apr 6, 2014
    MN
    Audrey is a Ody
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: