Barred Rock Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Edmondson152, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Tricia5099

    Tricia5099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hen
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is it? If less than 18 weeks old, I'm pretty sure it is a cockerel.
     
  4. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure how old sadly. Definitely young but not sure.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Assuming it's young as you've stated, and given the redness and size of its comb and wattles, I think it is a cockerel.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel as well.
     
  7. Edmondson152

    Edmondson152 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help. I thought he was a hen for the past 2 weeks but then his comb just jumped out and I figured he may be a cockerel. Thanks again.
     
  8. Tricia5099

    Tricia5099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I said hen only because it gave me the hen vibe. given how small the comb is and the unknown age it could go both ways. some hens have large combs even when they are young. and without knowing the age its hard to say
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How about a profile pic of the bird standing naturally? I'm also wondering if it's a Rock or a Marans, that leg color looks pink to me.
     
  10. Edmondson152

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    Here is a profile shot of the bird. I'm just assuming it's a barred rock. I'm so new to the chicken game who knows what breed he/she may be haha. Let me know what you think of the bird from this angle. [​IMG]
     

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