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Barred rock hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hershy5252, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. hershy5252

    hershy5252 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first BR, and I need help. I'm hoping for a hen but suspicious it's a roo. It's legs are huge compared to my wyandotte hens. [​IMG]
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  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is the chicken in question? If it is less than 16 weeks old, I would say its a cockerel.
     
  3. hershy5252

    hershy5252 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought from a local farmer and he was unsure, I'm guessing he had to many birds to keep track. But the ad said 20 weeks.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me.
     
  6. hershy5252

    hershy5252 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I thought it was, just needed someone to verify..
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    It's a cockerel. and it's a mixed breed, not a pure Rock.
     
  8. icemanabk

    icemanabk Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea. Those are some thick legs. Looks pretty lean and has a nice waddle n comb so far. Rooster for sure. Personally, id start handling him a lot more. Picking up, hand feeding, sitting in the coop a while etc. one of our neighbors in PA didnt interact with his RIR rooster much and when he got bigger he started kicking him since he was the "bad man that steals the eggs".
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree Barred rock mix Cockerel, he has solid black patches near his wings
     
  10. hershy5252

    hershy5252 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for all the replies, much appreciated since I'm a newbie![​IMG]
     

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