Barred Rock Hens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhomemt, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two barred rock chicks and were wondering if anyone could tell if they are hens or roosters. They are two to three weeks old right now, cant remember exactly when we got them. Thanks

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  2. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I would say #1 is a roo and #2 is a hen. The legs are stockier and 1 has a bigger comb. It is still hard to tell for sure at this age. Watch for the combs to turn red and wattles to appear.
     
  3. melissastraka

    melissastraka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    Wow how rude of me... [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Quote:Couldn't agree more.
     
  5. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cny ny
    nice pair you have there and welcome
     
  6. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I was thinking. the first one is starting to get two little bright red wattles(they were the first thing I noticed).
     
  7. happyhomemt

    happyhomemt Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank You. I also have 18 Aracuana(sp?) mixes. If this one is a rooster we are going to keep him as long as hes not bothering anyone.
     
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I like 1 for a roo also because he's got more white in his feathers.
     

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