Barred Rock 5 Months Old...Roo or Hen??

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by For The Love of Peeps, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Hi All,
    Hope I'm Posting this in the Right Place. I Took These pics thru my Sliding Glass door, so they are a little Fuzzy. (I Can Try for More if These Aren't Clear Enough) Can you tell if "Lola" is a Roo or Hen? No Crowing, But She is Huge Compared to The Others Her Age.



  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Her feathers and legs look hennish to me. I'd say she could go one way or the other on color. A full side pic to see if there are any saddle feathers (I didn't see any, but hey...) might help. How old is she?

    My initial impression is girl though.
  3. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    Hen--looks just like my Louise!
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The Barred Rock is supposed to be huge. We get so many smallish hens we tend to think the BR should be small. Actually, a hen should easily top the scales at 6 lbs. If she is huge, then she is actually more normal sized.
  5. Mommy 2 Wee Ones

    Mommy 2 Wee Ones Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    North Texas
    Looks like my 3 hens, mine do have the dark legs & feet.
  6. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Hen, Barred Rocks are one of the easiest chickens to sex!!
  7. kpsullivan

    kpsullivan Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 30, 2011
    Definitely a hen - I have 11 of them! The feet certainly look hennish; my BR Roo has HUGE feet and he's half again as big as your Lola.[​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2011
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Hen. I have a couple of hatchery BR', one is smallish but the other is built like a line backer! I swear the ground trembles when she walks! [​IMG]
  9. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Good! "Lola" Is Still Lola! [​IMG] Thank You All Sooo Much For Your Help!
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Definitely a hen. Was the size your only reason for thinking she was a roo?

    She looks ready to lay [​IMG]

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