Barred Rock. Roo or Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SallieGee, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. SallieGee

    SallieGee New Egg

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    Can someone help me decide if Margaret is a hen or roo?
    She is slow to get tail feathers but has blackish feet and legs and black on beak. She is kinda bossy and a little lighter in color than her twin. Hope someone can help. She is 5 weeks old in the picture.
    Thanks for the help.

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  2. kittykat01

    kittykat01 Out Of The Brooder

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    If she is a Pure Barred Plymouth Rock she should have yellow legs and feet, with a little grey colouring to the front on some females IMO.... Might she be a cross breed? That could change to colour and pattern of her barring and make determining sex based upon colour a little more difficult.

    She has an pretty large comb for 5 weeks, so I would tend to say Roo .....sorry! [​IMG] (Not that I am anything even approaching an expert [​IMG] )
     
  3. SallieGee

    SallieGee New Egg

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    Oh no. I got her from a hatchery and her sister also has the blackish feet. She also has a pretty big cone. I was thinking I read somewhere on here that the roo would have yellow legs and hens black. Hmmmm. Guess I will have to wait it out but she should be purebred.
    Thanks for the opinion.
     
  4. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could give us a picture more of her it would help. I know they don't like to hold still, but your hand is covering most of her. [​IMG]
     
  5. chick007

    chick007 secretagent chickenman

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    looks just mine that i bought sexed from cackle. how founrd that some mature quicker than others in same batch. all have had huge combs since a week of age. all girls so far, and they just turned seven weeks old. my geuss is pullet. i have ten of barred rocks. she will catch up. roos are more white on black with yellowish legs.
     
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  6. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yes barred rock hens would have black running down their legs, rooster would have yellow legs
     
  7. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that's a rooster....his feet will probably turn yellow as he gets older [​IMG]
     
  8. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the feathers are pretty dark to be a roo, but the comb is kinda big to be a hen. keep posting pics as it gets older, also post a standing pic so we can see her/his legs
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd like to see the legs also, but I'm guessing pullet.
     
  10. SallieGee

    SallieGee New Egg

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    Thanks guys. I will post more as soon as I can. I have to get more pics. She does have yellow legs with black running down them just like the twin. I was worried because the tail feathers just have started to come out. The other one had bigger tail. Will post more of all of them soon.
    Thanks again
     

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