11 (turning 12) week old Barred rock .... Roo or hen...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhens44, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I'm for sure its a Roo but what do you think? ( im hoping for ROO [​IMG]


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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cockerel, 100% sure. You can sex BRs way sooner, even at hatch (as soon as they're fluffy)
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Yes a roo no doubt about it.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yup, definitely a rooster.
     
  5. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    awsome [​IMG]
     
  6. solarquail

    solarquail Songster

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    Quote:You dont here that very often!
     
  7. kecrow

    kecrow In the Brooder

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    Why does everyone think this is a rooster? I'm on a learning curve for my own barred rocks.
     
  8. Big Red's Mom

    Big Red's Mom Songster

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    Okay I think roo too.
    Just a comment now: He has suck pretty orange legs and beak.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    From the coloring of the barring.

    Males look like this:
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    Females look like this: (she has more white in her barring now, she was young in this picture)
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  10. sred98

    sred98 Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
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    kecrow- First off, the color. Roos are gray and white, hens are darker, usually black and white. Secondly, super thick yellow legs. Hens would be a little more delicate looking. Thirdly...huge bright red comb and wattles! The hen would be more pink and smaller.

    Hope this helped!

    Shelly
     

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