barred rock chickens 2.5 months

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by theimmediatefuture, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. theimmediatefuture

    theimmediatefuture New Egg

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  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Just going by their coloring, I would say there are two males and two females. The ones I think are males on the one in the middle and the one to the far right.
     
  3. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
    Central MO
    I agree completely! Two roos.
     
  4. theimmediatefuture

    theimmediatefuture New Egg

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    When will I really and truly know? I will be terribly sad if Taxi is a boy. [​IMG] Coco I could take or leave.
     
  5. HidingInTheHenHouse

    HidingInTheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are all hens. Barred Rock roos develop much larger and redder combs and wattles by 10 weeks. Also, the difference between the lighter roos and the darker hens is more pronounced than that.
     
  6. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    All hens! There is no way those are roosters. Coloring isnt a big factor in barred rock sexing. Plus, any rooster will develop a larger comb than any other pullets at about 3.5 weeks. Good Luck with your pullets. Mine are now 16 weeks old!
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Despite the fact that two of them are slightly lighter, the lack of comb says that they are all pullets. Plus their coloring is still darker than most BR cockerals.
     
  8. theimmediatefuture

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    Thank you everyone! I was so nervous. I will go hug them all right now.
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I just LOVE that breed of bird. Gosh, they are beautiful !!! Thanks for posting the pic.
     
  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Check there legs, feel there spurs, do they have them popping out?
    So far it looks like 2 cockerels, just like they said going be the color.
    ON barred rocks the females are darker black barred .
     
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