15-16 week barred rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrianT, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What say you? Male or female? He/she is a little darker than the photos may suggest.

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  2. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody?
     
  3. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a lot of white and I think I see saddle feathers growing in. I say boy!
     
  4. rdport

    rdport Out Of The Brooder

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    I vote rooster...the last picture changed my mind from hen.
     
  5. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 16 week BR pullet and her combs and wattles are much smaller and pink, not red like yours. So I'm going with roo.

    No crowing or mating yet?
     
  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
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    They look like Dominique hens to me.

    At 16 weeks roosters would have large tails and hackle feathers, but pullet could be getting ready to lay!

    Do they squat?


    ETA: some links...

    Dominique hens:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/3313986203_52e89f3ac0.jpg

    and roosters:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...090202083733!Dominique_rooster_Mt._Vernon.jpg

    Barred rock hens and roosters:
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/03/Barred_Rock_hen_in_backyard.jpg

    http://www.helmsteadstables.com/BRRoo3.07.2.jpg
     
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  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Combs wrong for a BR and i say it's a Dominique or a cross.

    Also I'd say pullet ready to lay or nearly so. I have two dominiques.
     
  8. Finn's Mom

    Finn's Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    He looks more white with black bars than the other way around in these pictures so I will vote rooster also. Plus the legs look significant and those tail feathers are way more fancy than my girl of the same age. I think another sign for a female is a dark color on the front of the legs. Don't give up hope until you have proof, though -- I had two he/shes that were SO looking and acting like roosters and they ended up both being girls.
     
  9. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb does not look like the comb on my BR pullet. Mine is 16 weeks and her 'face' is much redder that your bird.
     

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