A stupid question about plymouth barred rocks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BackyardBaers, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. BackyardBaers

    BackyardBaers Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    24
    Jul 13, 2013
    Central Virginia
    So, I have two PBRs, they will be 14 weeks old tomorrow. One of them let out 5 or 6 softened cock-a-doodle-dos this morning. It wasn't crazy loud, you could only hear it outside, and wouldn't hear it from inside the house. I know this is a pretty vocal breed, any chance a hen would do that? Or do I have a young rooster on my hands? I know this isn't the best picture, but here are the two PBRs... [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2016
  2. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

    8,663
    3,328
    441
    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    Looks to me like you might have two cockerels on your hands. I have PBRs about the same age as yours and none of them have combs and wattles that large or red.
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

    8,663
    3,328
    441
    Mar 15, 2010
    On the MN prairie.
    [​IMG]
    My 14-week (or thereabouts) BR pullet and her friend.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,571
    842
    199
    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Can ya get closer, broadside pictures?
     
  5. taunya1979

    taunya1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    125
    7
    56
    Jun 7, 2016
    My br are very vocals gals but not cocka doodle do loud. Mine also have small waddles n combs.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Sorry, those are both cockerels. One is a pure Rock, one is a black sex link.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,571
    842
    199
    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    That makes since... I was sure they were both cockerels but couldn't figure out why the one was darker. Never thought of one being a black sex link cockerel.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I guess it could be a funky hatchery bird, but that dark barring says mixed breed. If one was really invested in knowing what he was he could be test bred to see if he throws all barred offspring, but I don't think the OP is going to care that much. He's not going to lay eggs and that's the bummer for them.
     
  9. BackyardBaers

    BackyardBaers Out Of The Brooder

    16
    0
    24
    Jul 13, 2013
    Central Virginia
    So, it sounds like these are both roosters, one is a BPR and the other is a mixed breed. Honestly, I'm not worried about the bread, I'm just worried about the gender...here is a better picture of both of them...
    [​IMG]
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,532
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Yep, both cockerels.

    Actually, I'm thinking maybe Marans? That looks like white/pink skin. I know it may not matter to you, but it could help with selling them if you're going that route.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by