Barred Rock Hen or Rooster???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MotherClucker75, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. MotherClucker75

    MotherClucker75 New Egg

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    Help!!! We have 2 Barred Rock Chicks - approx. 6 weeks old. They look exactly alike, the one in question is just bigger, and possibly older. We are hoping that it is a Hen, she has the sweetest temperament, and just loves to be held.
    Any guess as to whether it's a Hen or a Rooster?

    I'm really hoping for a Hen - we cannot have roosters in our city, and it's our favorite!

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Looking like a pullet
     
  3. MotherClucker75

    MotherClucker75 New Egg

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    What other markers should I be looking out for?
     
  4. JennaMW14

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    I'd say both pullets
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a pullet.

    A pure male barred Rock would have lighter overall coloring, twice as much white as black. And Rocks develop pretty early, so there would be a larger, redder comb at this point.
     
  6. AustralorpsAU

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  7. MotherClucker75

    MotherClucker75 New Egg

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    Thank you all so much - you have made my day!
     
  8. drumstick diva

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  9. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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