Barred rock 19 week old is this a rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Schepfam, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Schepfam

    Schepfam Hatching

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    We have two barred rocks about 18 1/2 weeks old. These are backyard chickens and we can’t own a rooster.

    Very concerned the one “hen” looks more like a rooster. Can anyone help? We need to find a new home if it’s a rooster before the crowing starts! thanks!
     
  2. debid

    debid Crowing

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    Pullets. Looks like eggs soon.
     
  3. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Both are pullets. What looks like a rooster to you?
     
  4. BlackIce

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    The comb is a lot redder and larger but the color says Pullet! If she were a rooster she would look a lot lighter than the other. Like this:
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    It's a pullet nearing nearing point of lay
     
  6. BlueHenDel

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    They are beautiful! I'm raising 2 PBR's right now. 3 weeks old.
    For those of you who said they're near lay, how can you tell?
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    The full, red comb/wattles.....production is hormone driven, these same hormones create a full, plump, RED comb and wattle. Non producing birds have paler, drier in appearance, smaller combos and wattles.
     
  8. BlueHenDel

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    Thank you!
     
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  9. BlueHenDel

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    Is this generally the case with all hens?
     
  10. Grima

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    I’d say definitely both hens
     

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