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Barred Rock - Is She a He?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by azchickies, Mar 31, 2015.

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  3. IDK

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  1. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my beloved "hen" Trixie. Someone in the flock started crowing a couple weeks ago but won't perform for an audience and I can't figure out the culprit. Is it her?!
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    looks like a pullet to me
     
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  3. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    I sure hope so. We can't keep a rooster and she's the nicest most friendly bird of the flock.
     
  4. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pullet. The Barred Rock roosters have a way lighter pattern then the hens and the comb looks just where it should be for the age of the bird :)
     
  5. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two barred rocks and one of them would make a bizarre goose-like honking sound when she was a pullet. She's two years old now and will make a crow-like sound sometimes. It could still be her making the noise but she looks like a hen to me, too.
     
  6. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes when there is no rooster around, a hen will pick up the dominance and start to crow, rare but it does happen from time to time.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sounds like you need to post pics of all your birds. Crowing at this young age means someone's a boy, but it's not Trixie.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    x3
     
  10. azchickies

    azchickies Out Of The Brooder

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    Here they are!!

    Betty White - 2 month old White Leghorn
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    Rosie - 4.5 month old Ameraucana
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    Ethel - 4.5 month old Black Copper Marans
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    The Silkie Twins - in a previous thread about these two, it was a nearly unanimous opinion that they were pullets... but I'm not knowledgeable enough to tell for sure.
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