Roaster or Hen?!

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

  1. Piggletta

    Piggletta Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
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  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  3. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure he's a roo. Looks like he's got a sickle feather growing back there
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    No question about it. Audrey needs to be renamed Andrew. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. lovemy6hens

    lovemy6hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
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  7. farmerjohn64

    farmerjohn64 Out Of The Brooder

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    Rooster
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Audrey is a Ody
     

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