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Barred Plymouth Rock, Rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gwyneth, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. gwyneth

    gwyneth New Egg

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    Out of 6 Hens ordered 1 so far is confirmed Rooster. Had to give him/her away. So sad. Now someone who has chickens saw this picture and said, my Carrie is a boy. What do you think?
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Carrie is a Carl, sorry. Feel free to post pics of your other birds if you want, just to confirm genders.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry, but that is definitely a cockerel.
     
  4. gwyneth

    gwyneth New Egg

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    Rhode Island Red
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    Exchequer Leghorn
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    White Leghorn
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    EasterEgger bantam
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    All of these are pullets.
     
  6. gwyneth

    gwyneth New Egg

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    Thank you for "looking" at them for me. At least we have 4 out of 6. Now what will we do with this rooster?
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Only the Barred Rock is a rooster.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Everyone else is female [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Carrie is the only boy in your pics. :eek:)
     
  10. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you really want to keep him, you can try a no-crow collar (if crowing is the problem). They are harmless and work by putting a bit of pressure on the vocal cords, so he can't make the full crowing sound. It sounds really weird, but it is much quieter!
    There are up sides to having a rooster. They protect your hens, help keep dominant hens from picking on submissive ones, and if you decided you wanted to hatch eggs, you have your own fertile ones!
     

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