Barred Rock - Hen or Rooster

Hen or rooster?

  • Hen

    Votes: 1 12.5%
  • Rooster

    Votes: 7 87.5%
  • Too early to tell...

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    8

zhockeymom

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 6, 2012
31
0
22
Chicago, IL
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?!?



 

zhockeymom

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 6, 2012
31
0
22
Chicago, IL
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...
 

zhockeymom

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 6, 2012
31
0
22
Chicago, IL
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!
 

Pele

Songster
8 Years
Feb 25, 2011
4,392
133
243
Boise
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.
 

cochin456

Hatching
7 Years
Jun 4, 2012
2
0
6
Looks like a rooster to me i have a 5 week old barred rocks rooster that looks like yours
 

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