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Barred rock: hen or roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bigcmagers, Jun 16, 2017.

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  1. Bigcmagers

    Bigcmagers New Egg

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    I see this on here all the time! Is my barred rock a hen or a rooster. "Her" comb isnt bigger than i have seen on others online. But just big enough for me to worry. All 4 of my ladies are about 12 weeks old. Maybe more. I honestly cant remember. Just looking for clarification.
     

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a cockerel. Pullets only get combs and wattles like that when they're at POL.
     
  3. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BR is a cockerel
     
  4. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel
     
  5. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, bright comb and light barring
     
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  6. Bigcmagers

    Bigcmagers New Egg

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    Not thw worst thing in the world, wife will be distraught witb this, it was her girl lol
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Can't keep him?
     
  8. Bigcmagers

    Bigcmagers New Egg

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    Totally can, wofe just wanted hers to be a she. Im actually glad, more protection
     
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  9. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Barred Rock (hopefully a pullet) that is 9.5 weeks old and she has some lacing in her chest feathers. I know she's not a purebred based on that fact. So what else could she be mixed with to have such lacing? Any ideas?. I heard of "commercial blacks" that are basically BR mixes too. I wonder if my bird is one of those?
     

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  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    There's quite a few options...where is she from?
     

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