Barred Rock Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MADchicken, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. MADchicken

    MADchicken New Egg

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    14 weeks old, just started crowing every morning... she's lovely so I'm hoping it's just a thing she's going thru...body looks like a hen, but she's been crowing for a week. We have no other roosters, just 2 smaller mutts, and a bossy dominant one-year old hen. I'm in the Toronto if indeed it is a roo, and someone would like to give it a good home.
    I hope I've done this right, this is my first post ever!

    The big butt in one of the foreground pics is a year old hen...

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  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Hi and WELCOME TO BYC! If its crowing....its probably a roo, it does look like a roo. Does this bird have a single comb or a pea or rose comb?
     
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  3. MADchicken

    MADchicken New Egg

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    It's a single comb, and just growing in. I've read in the forums that on occasion, some hens will crow... so I was just hoping....
     
  4. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that's a roo... I like the "shhh quiet" sign - is that the entrance to their coop? [​IMG]
     
  5. rdport

    rdport Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, but it looks like a rooster..the long feathers at the back
    Hope I am wrong.
     
  6. MADchicken

    MADchicken New Egg

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    It's the nesting box, I stapled my daughter's princess skirt for a privacy curtain. This is their temporary run until we get a real coop built.
     
  7. atimme

    atimme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo.[​IMG]
     
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    It's a roo.
    Tailfeathers give it away.

    What I've read about is when a roos leaves or is killed, and an older hen takes command and takes up crowing as well. I've not heard of a young pullet taking up crowing before they even start laying.
     
  9. MADchicken

    MADchicken New Egg

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    Thank you all for responding unanimously that it's a roo. I hope to find a good home for him.
    This is a GREAT forum.
     
  10. 4urbanchicks

    4urbanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Our barred rock "hen" started crowing this week. Had much bigger comb and waddles, but we live in town and had to give him away. Very sad....but what a beautiful rooster!
     

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