transgendered Buff Orp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    This is Frito. I'm pretty sure she's a girl, although there have been zilcho eggs popping out of her little tushie. She is 21 weeks old.

    This is Dorito. I thought she was a girl, but her comb and wattles are HUGE compared to Frito's. They're about half the size of Cheeto the Rooster's (don't have a pic handy of the boy). Cheeto the rooster has been crowing for about a month. Dorito the whoknowswhat has never crowed or acted in any way shape or form like a rooster, although she is pretty high up in the pecking order. Dorito is also 21 weeks old. What is Dorito?

    edited to add:
    Both chickens are about half the size of the one I know to be a rooster.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  2. ChickenSquat

    ChickenSquat In the Brooder

    Dec 30, 2007
    Social Circle,Ga
    Dorito is a hen. my hens looked the same at 21 weeks.they didn't start laying untill they were about 24 to 25 weeks. had one hen i could have sworn was a roo but turned out to be a hen also.[​IMG]
  3. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground

    I wish I had a photo of Abbie and Queenie, my two BO hens. Queenie has a huge comb like Dorito, Abbie's is much smaller (for that matter Abbie is much smaller overall than Queenie, Queenie is one huge hen!). Their brother, Stumpy, is just a bit larger than Queenie, but not by much! He doesn't mess with her at all [​IMG]
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    They both look like girls to me. It is not unusual for them to take more than 20 weeks to start laying. Especially during the time when daylight is becoming less and less. Give em time, they will kick in soon.

  5. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    Both are hens.
  6. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Your Dorito looks alot like my Cissy who is a buff orpington hen. She also had me worried that she was a rooster until she started to squat.
  7. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Whew! I was starting to get worried.
    Although I'm beginning to think my girls are just messing with my head. There are never going to lay eggs.
  8. lauralou

    lauralou Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Central Virginia
    Not laying eggs? Well of course they are laying eggs!

    The coop kitties promptly swallow them whole. GULP! [​IMG]
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    You missed your calling Anne with the photography!! Your pictures are always clear and bright and your scenery is gorgeous!! Your chickens aren't half bad either, loL!!! [​IMG]
  10. willowtreecreek

    willowtreecreek In the Brooder

    May 10, 2008
    I have buffs too. Frito is CLEARLY not ready to lay eggs yet. Her comb will look just like the others when she is. I have two that are now 30 weeks and one that is only supposed to be 22 weeks that just started laying this week. My other 22 week old looks just like Frito and no eggs. I think the person I bought them from was wrong about their ages when I got them.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: