Barred Rock: Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lukeloveschickens, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. lukeloveschickens

    lukeloveschickens New Egg

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    We recently got our first 4 chickens and are loving it! No eggs yet. They are about 2.5 months old. We have 2 barred rocks that are very different from each other. Could this one be a rooster?
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  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    It's obviously a rooster since the saddle feathers are a giveaway.
     
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  3. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Hi, I'm sorry but I can not see your pictures [​IMG] I don't know if this will help but pullets usually have a shady pattern on the front of their yellow legs as the cockrels have just bright yellow legs no shading. Also the cockrels tend to be brighter white in color with a tighter smaller striping at this age. Here is a not so great picture of a pullet at 3 months old. Hope this info helps you [​IMG]

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  4. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    ohhh now I can see your picture!!! Yes that is a rooster!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. lukeloveschickens

    lukeloveschickens New Egg

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    Thanks for the quick responses! Animal control in our area does not allow roosters. We are going to have to find him a new home. My wife is crying... We have been married 4 months. Its like our firstborn... So sad but we have some good homes for him. Poor Poor sad sad wife...

    Luke

    PS: Now she is laughing at me...
     
  6. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Awww sorry to hear you have to let the poor fella go [​IMG]

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  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You don't say where you are, but perhaps someone here could use him?
     
  8. lukeloveschickens

    lukeloveschickens New Egg

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    We are in Pocatello, ID
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, he's a cockerel.
     

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