What was once a hen, may be a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LD Jackson, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, this may just go to show how much I really don't know about this stuff. I purchased three Buff Orpington pullets (I thought) from okiehen and I was fairly well decided that all three were indeed pullets. However, I am beginning to have a great deal of suspicion that all may not be as it seems. [​IMG] I want to post a few pictures and let you folks see what you think. The Buffs were born around May 1.

    Incidentally, I want to show you a couple of Black Australorps and see what you think. I sold a few last week that were obviously roosters, very big combs and wattles and some suspicious behavior. I thought I had all of them gone, but see what you think about these two. All of the BAs were born around May 1 as well and the ones I sold had significantly larger combs and behaved quite differently.

    First, the Buffs. You can see one of the other Buffs in the background.

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    Now the BAs.

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  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The Buff in the foreground does look to be a roo. The BA I also agree is a roo. The BO in the background looks like a pullet.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I agree. The BA has some really nice saddle feathers coming in.
     
  4. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    I see 2 ba roos in that one pic ( ones just a backside )! send one to me! lol
     
  5. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could find room to disagree with you folks, but I am afraid I can't. Well, I now have to find new homes for at least three more roosters. This is the pits.

    Hey, TroutsChicks. Where do you live?
     
  6. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    baxter tn ( cookeville) its between nashville and knoxville
     
  7. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well, I guess you could drive on up to eastern Oklahoma and take one of these Black Australorp roosters back home with you. [​IMG]
     
  8. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    wouldn't that be down? lol shoot for that drive I would need a few more to keep them company!! i would have never thought buying 16 chickens I wouldn't get a single roo!! how unlucky am i?
     
  9. LD Jackson

    LD Jackson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, 9-10 hours would be quite a drive for one chicken, rooster or hen. Wish you were closer.
     
  10. Britney

    Britney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those tail feathers are a dead giveaway everytime.
     

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