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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kleinheksel farm, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. kleinheksel farm

    kleinheksel farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm posting a pic of one of my buff orpington HENS... or at least i hope she's a hen. ive thought she was up til this point... but swear overnight she's grown that comb and small waddle. shes right around 5 months old. all of my chickens are 5 months old. you can see my alpha roo in the background (barred rock). my other hens have started laying in the past two days, but just today on my lunch break i all of a sudden noticed the bright red comb on this one. let me know what you think. i tried to get a good pic of the feathers because i know people can tell from the "saddle feathers"... but i have no clue what that is.






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  2. kleinheksel farm

    kleinheksel farm Out Of The Brooder

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    oh and they're in just a temporary run... thus the hodge podge of things holding them in. bigger run should be done this weekend [​IMG]
     
  3. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just means she's going to start laying soon. [​IMG]
     
  4. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    By 5 months, she would LOOK like a rooster...saddle feathers and all by now. Like NicoleRM said...she's just getting ready to lay. So yay!
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks pretty girly to me too.
     
  6. kleinheksel farm

    kleinheksel farm Out Of The Brooder

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    GOOOOOD [​IMG]

    here's another pic for good measure...

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    she looks like my other hens that are just starting to lay... but the other BO hen that we have has like NO comb and what little comb she has is pale fleshy colored.

    YAY! we're so excited about our eggs!!! We've gotten 4 eggs in 3 days... so proud of our little hens. [​IMG]
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous hen on the brink of burying you in eggs! [​IMG]
     
  8. Lady Chickadee

    Lady Chickadee Rocky Top Silkies

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    Congrats on the eggs and beautiful hen!
     
  9. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my girls look like that, you'll be gettin eggs soon.
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% girl! You should be getting eggs from her VERY soon. [​IMG]

    I see we have very similar tastes, LOL. My 3 top favorite breeds are Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, and Barred Rocks. [​IMG]
     

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