Barred Rock - Male or Female

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BellevueOmlet, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one Barred Rock and two Americaunas. I am pretty sure the two are female but do not know about the barred rock since there is nobody to compare her to. I have thought she was a female the whole time but then she recently started making a lot of noise, not exactly crowing but the others never make any noise so I am concerned. Plus her comb grew a ton. They are 19 weeks old and no eggs yet so the easy way of telling has not yet presented itself. What do you think, is she a boy or girl?

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  2. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks girly to me.
     
  3. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i say hen,roosters are a little lighter
     
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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    [​IMG] It is a hen, that noise you are hearing is called the egg song. At nineteen weeks, she should lay her first egg any day now! The egg song is when they get that age and are about to start laying so they make a lot of noise. Pretty Hen!
     
  5. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Female. At 19 weeks, getting more vocal probably means she will start laying soon.
     
  6. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Pullet, looks like she might start laying soon due to her comb and wattles.

    Pullets are darker and Rooster are lighter in comparison.

    Here's a picture of my little roo at about 8 weeks, see the lighter stripes.

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  7. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick reply. [​IMG] You have taken a huge weight off my shoulders. Periwinkle (BR) has the most personality and a delightful pet. I have been very stressed trying to figure out what to do. Thank you so much. [​IMG] I hope you are right as I agree completely since she seems a bit squaty and stays low like a hen.
     
  8. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks just like my 18 wk BR pullets.
     
  9. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    My 19 week BR pullet, Pet, looks almost identical to yours. We are waiting patiently or not so patiently for her first egg. She is our oldest chicken and has always been the most vocal. She talks almost nonstop when I am out in the yard or run. She and our 9 week old BR pullet are my favorites. [​IMG]
     
  10. dee88

    dee88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    definitely a hen! Round breast and body
     

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