Barred Rock - Cockerel or Pullet - Fuzzy Image

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by machoman, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. machoman

    machoman Chirping

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    A friend gave this to me and was told it's a pullet. At first I agreed given its darker color and it has some black on the front of its feet. But, now it's molting around its neck and it looks like longer feathers may be coming in. It's tail feathers are also hanging down a bit. Strange thing, there's also a greenish tinge to 2-3 feathers. Thoughts?

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  2. mommissan

    mommissan Songster 7 Years

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    Roo is my guess, especially if there's greenish hanging feathers on the tail. I had two like that. Both were very nice roos, but we can't have the excess noise (town ordinance) so they were sent to freezer camp. [​IMG]
     
  3. mommissan

    mommissan Songster 7 Years

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    This was him.
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  4. machoman

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    He's pretty. I have a resident barred rock rooster who's MASSIVE. He has to be crossed with something else. I would bet he weighs at least 13 pounds. He's one of the lighter ones.
     

  5. mommissan

    mommissan Songster 7 Years

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    I'd like to see a picture of him! Maybe he's a Jersey Giant cross!
     
  6. Magic Birdie

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    I'm guessing roo... [​IMG]
     
  7. green on some feathers would make it a cross with something
     

  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im guessing rooster because of his stance and legs-comb etc...
     
  9. annageckos

    annageckos Songster 8 Years

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    He looks kinda like a black sex link roo, from what I can see.
     

  10. machoman

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    Mommissan,

    I took some photos, but can't upload them, something's up with my camera. He's really something. My friend and fellow chicken owner agrees he's crossed with something. His chest is just massive. She thought maybe a cornish rock. He has shorter legs and a very wide chest cavity.
     

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