Barred Rock different from rest

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mimi and the Peeps, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Mimi and the Peeps

    Mimi and the Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I have four barred rock hens, but the one has a different comb. Is it still a hen? They are all 5 months old.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yep. I don't see what is so different about it though. [​IMG] If anything I see a light photo showing light barring/comb and a dark photo showing dark barring/comb
     
  3. Mimi and the Peeps

    Mimi and the Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Both were taken in the same spot, same time. It's the true colors of both. The one has a much darker red comb, shaped different, and the waddle is bigger and more red. Hen or roo, I'm happy either way!
     
  4. TroutsChicks

    TroutsChicks Fluffy Stuffins

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    both pullets
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The larger, redder comb means she's getting mature and ready to lay eggs. Both hens.
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the first one have a rose comb? If so, she's a Dominique. Barred-rocks have straight combs.
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  7. Mimi and the Peeps

    Mimi and the Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm really relieved, and can't wait for the first egg!
     
  8. Mimi and the Peeps

    Mimi and the Peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:They all have single straight combs. Barred Rocks.
     
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both are pullets. if you look at the feathers around their necks you can see that they both have rounded tiped feathers, if one was a roo you would be seeing long slinder pointed feathers by now. ours didnt start laying till they were about 8-9 months

    this is my roo. notice the long slinder (pointed if you can see them) feathers around his neck.
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    this is his hen, she doesnt have the long slinder feathers like him
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    from my experince all roos have the long slinder pointed feathers around the neck and hens dont
     
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  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both are pullets
     

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