Barred rock, roo or hen? UPDATE!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DomiHentrix, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost three months old, no crowing yet, cockerel or pullet? TIA! Lara


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  2. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a cockerel.

    Pullets shouldn't have that much comb and wattle development at that age. Plus, the pullets are generally darker in color than the males.
     
  3. BFeathered

    BFeathered Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a newbie, but my 2 cents says cockerel, for all the reasons stated above, plus the light color/lack of dark pigment on the legs.
     
  4. CackleFan

    CackleFan Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 11 BR hens, some of them look exactly like yours. they are five month old now, only a few of them started to lay.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cockerel. Never had a hen that light, even Lexie, who has broader white bars than any of my others.
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say this is one of those cockerels that will lay eggs.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You said almost 3 months old, which would mean about 11 weeks old or so. I never have a hen with a huge comb like that in this breed at that age. Here is a pair of BR sisters at 12 weeks old for comparison. If yours is a pullet, she's got the biggest comb and wattles I've ever seen on one that age.
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    Here is Lexie, the lightest hen I've ever had, at 12 weeks old:
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  8. DomiHentrix

    DomiHentrix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always thought he was a cockerel, since he was tiny! Howeverr I have had my doubts lately since my dominant hen has turned roo and and my cockerel Henry (the light one) doesn't seem to be displaying roo traits.

    p.s you are correct they are all 11 weeks as of Sunday

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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hmm, that one in the middle doesn't appear to be a pure BR. Shouldnt have that odd patch on the wing.
     
  10. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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