Are my Barred Rocks Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tom Turkey, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Tom Turkey

    Tom Turkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these as straight run and i think there all roosters, they are 3 weeks old, let me know what you think, im new to this breed.
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  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't really tell, the pics are to small [​IMG]
     
  3. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

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    The roos are lighter in color but at that age I'm not sure if you can tell yet.
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    For 3 weeks old those combs look pretty big [​IMG]
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are pretty big for 3 weeks, are you sure they are 3 weeks old? I'm guessing roo if that's the real age! But i'm no expert.

    Edited to add that I have 6 barred rock hens, I raised from chicks last year.
     
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  6. CBee

    CBee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but those combs do look huge for that age...I'm sorry, that's probably not the news you were wanting to hear.

    Some of your BRs have darker feathers with less white barring. Those could very well be pullets. Just hope for the best! [​IMG]
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think you are right. All roosters.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    All roosters. Should make some good eating though!!
     
  9. Tom Turkey

    Tom Turkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes they are 3 weeks i raised them from day old. i thought they were roosters thank you
     
  10. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    I don't have any experience with this breed, but I think you might have at least one or two pullets in the bunch. A few of the chicks combs look larger and pinker than a couple of the others, but it really is hard to tell at this age. Sorry. Unless you wanted lots of roos. Then congrats!! [​IMG]
     
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