Barred Rock hen or rooster??

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  1. mel080908

    mel080908 New Egg

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    I am having trouble deciding on if this is a hen or rooster. We got the barred rock on August 22 so almost 3 months old. What do all you chicken experts think? And why do you think it is one or the other? We can't have roosters in our residential area so really hoping we don't have to get ride of 'her'
     
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    That is a cockerel, sorry :(
     
  3. mel080908

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    What characteristics tell you it's a cockerel?
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    The comb and wattle development is too much for a pullet of the same age, it's double barred, which only males can be, and it has a sickle feather in its tail, which only males get.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

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    x2 :( and [​IMG]
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Here is a picture of a BR hen for comparison:
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  7. mel080908

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    @PyxisThanks so much for you response! So bummed. This is our 3rd go around with a barred rock and it's a cockerel [​IMG]

    Just curious, what does it mean for a cockerel to be double barred? I'm new to the whole chicken thing! [​IMG]
     
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  8. mel080908

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    Thank you so much for your reply! Beautiful hen by the way!!!
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    It is, though I wish it was mine [​IMG]. One of my favorite hens was a BR, still haven't gotten another one yet.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BR cockerel
     

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