Barred Rock Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ACurtis076, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. ACurtis076

    ACurtis076 New Egg

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    2 look exactly like this and are suppose to be hens

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    This one is supposed to be my rooster.

    I got 3 Barred Rocks and was told I had 2 hens and a rooster, I'm new to raising chickens, I have a couple of Ida Reds and little Bantum Rooster. My wife liked the Bared Rocks so we got a couple and want to hatch a couple of eggs in the spring for the kids to experience. Just wondering if I was told the wrong thing. They should be laying age and I haven't started getting any more eggs than I was getting before, and from the combs and waddles I can't see a difference. Can anyone please tell me I didn't get taken and have all roosters here.
     
  2. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those look like roosters to me!
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, both those birds are roosters. So is that top bird one of yours? You said your two look like that. Can you post a pic of your actual birds?

    You can also look at your birds and see if you note the stringy hackle/neck feathers and saddle feather's in front of the tail. BR roosters also have more white in the barring then the hens do.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    No eggs from those birds, sorry.
     
  5. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That happened to me too! my first two barred rocks turned out to be roosters [​IMG] I hate when that happens!!!!
     
  6. ACurtis076

    ACurtis076 New Egg

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    These are pics of 2 of mine, the top pic is of one, but I have 2 that look exactly the same, the bottom one is the only one I have that looks different. I was worried that I had 3 roosters here and it sounds like I do.
     
  7. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not only are they both roosters, but that top one has more colors than black and white - looks like he's a mixed breed
     
  8. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the same thing (Mixed Breed) barred rocks don't have brown in them.
     
  9. ACurtis076

    ACurtis076 New Egg

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    Thanks everyone, that's what I was worried about. I wasn't sure because they looked so different and I have no experience with them, but the longer I've had them the more I suspected they were all roosters. Well hopefully this spring I can get a couple more hens to add to what I've got. Thanks again everyone.
     
  10. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    top looks like a black sexlink roo the bottom looks like a barred rock roo
     

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