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Barred Rock Chicken- rooster or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Funkaknits, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. Funkaknits

    Funkaknits Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I THOUGHT I had 3 Hens until recently...our Barred Rock has developed a really large wattle/comb. The chicken in question is about 6 months old and not crowing. He/she HAS started jumping on our other two hens' backs...

    what do you think?


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  2. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a roo for sure! And a handsome one at that!
     
  3. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats definetly a boy!!! Can you see the sickle feathers? The ones just before his tail? They're pointy, which is a usual indicator of Roo, over the nice round feathers a hen would have!
     
  4. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster
     
  5. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very pretty roo!
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Yep, roo-boy!
     
  7. Funkaknits

    Funkaknits Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, guys!
    He isn't crowing yet at 6 months- is this unusual?
    We are in a residential area so I imagine when he finally does start to crow it would be loud enough to bother my neighbors...
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty barred roo.
     
  10. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Some times it takes them a little while, do you have any other roosters? Sometimes having other roosters around keeps the younger ones from start crowing too early.
    if not maybe he is just a late bloomer.
     

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