Barred Rock - Hen or Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zhockeymom, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Hen

    1 vote(s)
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  2. Rooster

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  3. Too early to tell...

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  1. zhockeymom

    zhockeymom In the Brooder

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    Okay, so as they grow... I know our barred rock is older than our others. So far everyone has said she was a SHE but I am starting to get nervous now. I still don't see any spurs. My daughter swears she heard someone practicing their crowing! We think this barred rock is about 3 months old. Help?!?

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  2. 2d1k21c

    2d1k21c Hatching

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2012
  3. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Songster

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    I can't see the is tail feathers but it looks like a rooster.
     
  4. zhockeymom

    zhockeymom In the Brooder

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    I have seen photos of barred rocks with way bigger combs and waddles. The tail feathers are not well pronounced - I think the only difference is the face. Is there any way we could be wrong? He/she is SOOOOO sweet - but a rooster is not in my plan...
     
  5. zhockeymom

    zhockeymom In the Brooder

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    This is the photo I posted at about 4 weeks old. Everyone here said they though hen. Man, I hope she's not a rooster!
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  6. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    It's a rooster, sorry. See how light his feathers are? Roosters have double the amount of barring as hens, resulting in a lighter look. Hens are much much darker than this. MUCH darker.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Cannot imagine anyone who knows BRs ever saying that was a pullet. You have a cockerel.
     
  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Songster

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    Yep that's a roo even in the first pic it's obvious he's a roo, sorry [​IMG]
     
  9. cochin456

    cochin456 Hatching

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    Looks like a rooster to me i have a 5 week old barred rocks rooster that looks like yours
     
  10. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

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    Cockerel
     

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