Barred Rock Hen or Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by peekapig, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. peekapig

    peekapig Out Of The Brooder

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    I am having the hardest time with my sons barred rock. I cant figure out if it is a hen or rooster. It was born May 3rd so is now 3 months old. The comb and wattles are fairly big. It has not crowed at all. It has started getting an attitude and biting. I go back and forth on what it is. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    That is a cockerel. Here's trio. A cockerel and two pullets. Pretty easy to tell them apart.


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  3. peekapig

    peekapig Out Of The Brooder

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    yup. very obvious. We only had one barred rock. the rest of my flock is silkies, polish, a swedish flower, and new hampshires.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Oh boy! That's a handsome young rooster. Some birds don't crow until 6ish months, but from the looks of him it may not be long.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a rooster!
     
  6. peekapig

    peekapig Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks all. he is a rooster and did well at the fair
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. chickenluver555

    chickenluver555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rooster cock-a-doodle-doo
     
  9. redstar14

    redstar14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a rooster you should see spurs starting to appear soon
     

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