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Barred Rock - Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JackieandChicks, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, when it rains, it - well, Chicken Maths :). My neighbor with chickens (free ranging) was given a few barred rock roosters. One promptly ran over to my flock. The neighbor said to keep it if it ended up with me (and I do have someone to take roosters as I seen to have too many) but....I'm not sure this is a rooster.

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    It's very wild, slept in my barn last night under feed sacks until I found it this am. Put it in my pen and it freaked out. Now is already part of the flock. If a hen, I feel like I should offer her something even tho I know they were given to her.

    Thanks...again!
     
  2. linuxman

    linuxman Out Of The Brooder

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    How old? I am pretty sure that this is a hen, especially if it is over 4 month old.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's a hen, but it is a mix, not that it matters if all you want is a layer.
     
  4. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, all I want is layers. It's now dubbed "Mystery Hen" as it's wandered off...probably back to the other flock. Which is fine...I have just gotten two more EE hens tonight :)
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a hen. I'm not sure of the breed; the coloring is reminiscent of a Cuckoo Marans, but (I believe?) she has yellow legs, and Cuckoo Marans have white legs. The coloring is too course for her to be a Barred Rock. It is likely that she is a mix.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree, mixed breed barred hen.
    Hey, Easter eggers are good, too!
     
  7. JackieandChicks

    JackieandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like my EEers. Have 8 hens now. Almost took the roo they had, too but decided I needed to back down on the roos first. Plus I am growing out two blue cochin chicks...and should wait until I see what they are :)
     

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