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Barred rock roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chelseajgoss, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chicken and im not sure if its a hen or a rooster. No spurs, never crowed, never layed an egg either though, BUT its only about 5 and a half months old. And i read barred rocks dont lay until 20 to 24 weeks. So i figured i could give a little more time. The tail feathers do curl, but i had a barred rock hen that had curled tail feathers too (peanut went on to hatch out many babies) and i know the comb on this breed for the hens can get a little big. But i feel like this ones is really red. But i have another rooster thats younger than this chicken, and i can tell its a rooster no doubt. I have never had this problem! Can someone help![​IMG]
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    The BCM is my 4.5 month old rooster just to compare.
    Any ways. Im pretty sure its a roo, just need some others input.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Sorry, but I'm sure that's a boy. Sickle tail and hackle feathers tell it all.

    Welcome, so glad you have joined us. [​IMG]

    You should consider posting an intro under New Members forum to receive a proper welcoming.
     
  3. chelseajgoss

    chelseajgoss Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will post in that section! Still learning how to use the site, took me 2 days to figure out how to post this!
    As for the chicken, thats what i expected, just wasnt totally sure! So thank you for the confirmation
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a black sexlink cockerel. Not a pure Barred Rock.
     
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  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    I'm still learning too - what are the identifying characteristics to clue sex linked and not a pure BR? [​IMG]
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The barring is dark like a female, but the bird has male specific feathering, and gold leakage through the hackle feathers. A purebred Barred Rock male has two copies of the barring gene, producing wider bars of white and more narrow bars of black. This makes them look "lighter."
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with junebuggena
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  9. chickerooMomma

    chickerooMomma New Egg

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    Hi everyone. I got 5 8-week old barred rock chicks and I need some confirmation about the gender.

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    This is the bunch...


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    I think this one is a roo


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    Two girls?


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    Another girl


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    Girl as well...

    Thanks in advance for your help [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Only one boy. That overhead shot clearly shows the difference between male barring and female barring.
     

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