4 Week Old Barred Rock--Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bathomas, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. bathomas

    bathomas Out Of The Brooder

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    Alritey, I'm back with more photos! Approximately 6 weeks old and it's lookin' like a roo. [​IMG] Thoughts?
    If I do, in fact, have a rooster on my hands, what are your suggestions for the future? I only have the one BR and a Rhode Island Red pullet (I think!). Is the next step to get more hens?

    Thanks, all!

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    Last edited: Dec 22, 2015
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    that's a little rooster
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Undoubtedly a rooster!
     
  4. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes that's a rooster. And I think he will be okay with just your 2 hens. If he starts paying them too much "attention" you can always get them some hen saddles.
     
  5. bathomas

    bathomas Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I only have one hen at the moment...Will that be a problem?
     
  6. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah it might be because she will get all the "attention" and that might be rough on her. You will probably have to get another hen or 2. The more the better.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't think having two more hens will make a difference, they will more than likely end up all over mated, it does depend on the rooster and his personality. I have had single pairs before but they have all been more docile breeds.
     
  8. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have my barred rock roo with 3 hens. I haven't had any problems (yet) but I have more hens coming my way in a few days, just adding to my flock.
     
  9. bathomas

    bathomas Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Just thought I'd share some recent photos! Here ya go:

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  10. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your barred rock is a pullet
     

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