Barred Rock HEN or ROO - follow up - She's a HEN!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kittykat01, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. kittykat01

    kittykat01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi
    This is my Barred Rock 'Matilda' . She was sold to me as a pullet, and is, by my reckoning about 23 weeks old. She has not started laying yet, and has recently become really bossy and loud. She used to friendly, but is now stand offish. Although she looks like a girl to me (no hackle or saddle feathers), she is quite tall and slim through the body. I am beginning to wonder if she /HE is just a late bloomer?

    I heard a funny noise coming from the coop this morning.... buk buk CockaAAA buk!! I know it was not one of the Australorps, they have a different 'voice' and both lay eggs anyway, and the young sussex chicks still have their baby voices, so Matilda is my prime suspect. What do you all think? Is she a SHE or a HE?

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    she looks like a he to me
     
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a pullet. The barred rock roosters are much lighter than the hens.
     
  4. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pullet shes just trying to figure out her big girl voice..
     
  5. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet. I think she might be trying out for the egg song chorus. But just practicing still obviously.
     
  6. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's definitely a she and she'll most likely be laying any day. Right before they start they become loud, bossy and sometimes downright obnoxious. [​IMG] Well, I guess I'd probably be too given what she's got in store for her lol! [​IMG]
     
  7. kittykat01

    kittykat01 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so glad most opinions are HEN! [​IMG] Don't tell the other chickens, but Matilda is my favourite (or was before she became such a brat lately!). I would hate her to be a roo as we can't have roosters here and she would probably end up as someones dinner [​IMG]
     
  8. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a hen who is practicing her egg song. I'd be watching for eggs soon! My Barred Rock is the loudest of my bunch. She ALWAYS has something to say! [​IMG]
     
  9. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    My BR pullet at 7-weeks, Barbara, giving me the "look":
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There is no question you have a BR pullet. She's very pretty! BRs are my favorite.
     

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