A Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ColbertCoop, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. ColbertCoop

    ColbertCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure the Barred Rock on the left is a rooster...look at the size of that comb (compared to the one on the right)!! But this is my first go at chickens, so I could be guessing wrong. What do you think? And if so, any suggestions on how to possibly keep him. My biggest concern is the safety of my toddler, but it sure would be nice to have protection for the girls while they free range.
    Thanks in advance for your advice!![​IMG]
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    its a cockerel...i have a 1 year old that goes in with me and helps collect eggs (i also have a 4 and 5 year old, well ones a month away from 5 and the other is a month and half away from 4) they also help collect and round up chickens/chicks. just handle them every day and have you baby handle/pet them everyday to and if anyone starts to show aggression get rid of it
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both barred Rocks are cockerels.
     
  4. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two very nice cockerels.
     
  5. ColbertCoop

    ColbertCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both!?!?!?! But they look different. Why are they both cockerels?
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Those look pretty young - both have red combs and wattles and are lighter in color, generally meaning a boy. I've got two BR pullets and they are 15 weeks old and still have yellow combs and no wattle development.
     
  7. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both roos because of their light coloring. The other roo comb just hasn't developed as much yet. The pullets are daker than the roos.
     
  8. ColbertCoop

    ColbertCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, all my chicks are pretty young still, that's why I wasn't sure. They were four weeks on Monday this week. I was okay with maybe having one roo, but not two. It just bums me out that out of 9 hopeful hens, I may only have 7. Well, I hope all the other breeds I have are female, BUMMER!!
     

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