Barred rock hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NBlove, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. NBlove

    NBlove New Egg

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    A lot of people say she's a roo. But wouldn't she have Spurs growing in bigger? She's about 2 months old.
    Also she's been limping. No bumble foot. She puts some weight on it. I took her to the vet and they gave me meloxicam. And said nothing seemed abnormal or broken. So anyone that can help me out would be amazing. Thank you :)
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. NBlove

    NBlove New Egg

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    Darn I guess Pearl is a Peter
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    That is definitely a big comb, I'm thinking cockerel also.

    Good luck!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pretty sure that's a cockerel, but a full body pic would confirm.

    Most roosters don't grow spurs until they hit sexual maturity, 6 ish months. Some don't get real spurs until a year or so.
     
  6. Mercys Fight

    Mercys Fight Out Of The Brooder

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    The Roos look a dark gray while the pullets a dark black

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  7. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Not exactly true, especially if it's hatchery stock. They don't always conform to the SOP. 1 of my pullets is significantly lighter than the others. And 1 I saw on here that was a cockerel had dark washed legs which is supposed to be a female characteristic. I guess that's why some people say "you never know till it crows... or lays an egg". It's always fun to play the gender guessing game! [​IMG]
     

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