Bantam Barred Rock gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by patricium, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our bantam barred rock is now 6 weeks old. We hope she's a she. Her flockmates, who are buff brahma bantams and red stars, are fully feathered out (you can see one of their butts in the photo). She's still very patchy. She seems very healthy, energetic, and active, so I don't think it's a health issue. After reading that one of the signs of roo-ness can be delayed feathering, I'm starting to wonder about her. Any thoughts?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cockerel, sorry. That's one reason for the slow feathering. The color is male and the comb is too red and pronounced for a girl.
     
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Roo
     
  4. Chickenhatcher89

    Chickenhatcher89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel for sure.
     
  5. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you mean by "the color is male"? I've seen people say that before about BR's.

    Thanks everyone, for your quick responses. (even though you've caused considerable consternation in our household) [​IMG]
     
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Females are darker then the males. That one is definately a Male.

    Matt
     
  7. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow Roo.

    Barred rock roos are much lighter birds than the hens. They have more/wider white barring so they look much lighter than the girls.

    The big red comb, the slow/late feathering, HUGELY upright posturing. All that SCREAMS rooster.

    Handle him a lot, he looks to be growing into a nice bird.
     
  8. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sigh. I'm working on reprogramming my brain from thinking about "her". Guess I'd better stop calling him ZoĆ«. [​IMG] We'll love him anyway.
     
  9. tberryer

    tberryer Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a roo. It has a lot of white compared to black, large comb and wattle for the age and the legs are on the lighter side. I've also heard about the late feathering.
     
  10. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
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    Why does everyone say rooster to 75% of the people who need help on thier chicken's gender???I'm reaally not sure on her/him.
     

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