Roster or Hen(Female)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Afreen, Oct 3, 2015.

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  1. Afreen

    Afreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I am looking for someone to tell if the chicken is roster or hen(female), the breed is Buff Minorca 4 months old, We think its a roaster, but looking at many video's in you tube we're confused on similar appearance comparing with Hens(female) Or If someone can help us to give tips to identify by looking physically.
     
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Minorcas can be tricky because of the size of comb they grow..... A females comb will bend or fold over upon lay.... I'm on my phone so I can't see the tail very good.... Bent tail feathers are a sign of a male.... As well as saddle feathers and pointed feathers around the neck.... Don't know if that helps. Wish I could see the picture better.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel. I can see pointed saddle feathers and the coloring is blotchy.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; cockerel. :eek:(
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a cockerel. On a buff bird, the females will be a nice soft even shade over the entire body, where the males will have darker shading on the wings. Plus, the hackle and saddle feathers starting are male indicators.
     
  8. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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