Russian Orloff Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dawnjanell, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Dawnjanell

    Dawnjanell Chirping

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    This is a hen right? She is pretty aggressive with the rest of my flock and I have yet to see an egg out of her which has me questioning the couple droopy tail feathers and skinnier neck feathers.
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    I do not know this breed but that really looks like a boy to me.
    See the saddle feathers?
     
  3. Dawnjanell

    Dawnjanell Chirping

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    I do see some saddle ish feathers but not a lot of them and since there has not been any crowing?? My previous Roos where very obvious early off so when Rufus didn't get fancy or start crowing I assumed hen.
     
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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    How old?
     
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  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Pullet. If you zoom in on the hackle feathers you will see that they are rounded.
     
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  6. Dawnjanell

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    About 7 months old
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Definitely a pullet. Orloffs are actually a game-type breed and tend to be very fiesty birds.
     
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  8. Texas Kiki

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  9. MatthewsHomestead

    MatthewsHomestead Free Ranging

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    I once had an Amerecauna hen. Once she hit about 10 mos we discovered she was really a HE. If you have a dominant roo around or other dominants in your established flock, sometimes a late blooming roo can well..... Bloom late. But it seems to have the skinnier legs and such of a hen. My chocolate ladii has droopy tail feathers, it's part of her breed characteristic..... I know that doesn't really help....
     
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  10. MatthewsHomestead

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    Oh, my hen turned roo is the gorgeous guy strutting his stuff in my picture thing! Originally named Goldilocks but now dubbed Jumbo
     
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