Barred Rock - Roo or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smk2010, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. smk2010

    smk2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is there any way to tell if my 3 Barred Rock chicks are male or female? They are approximately 3 months old.
     
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  2. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the time the combs of the roo are bigger then hens. The roo is lighter colred feathered then the hens.
    Do you have a picture. maybe we can help you out.
    google feathersite. He has great pictures of birds and you can see how they look like.
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    The best thing to do would be to post a pic! As a general rule though, the comb will develop faster, bigger and redder on a cockerel than a pullet. Also, he will develop wattles sooner. By three months you should be able to see a noticeable difference in comb/wattle size.

    Other indications are saddle/hackle feathers which will be more pointy on a boy. The tail feathers on a boy will grow longer and start to curve a little towards the back. Most particularly on a Barred Rock though, is the patterning of their bars. A boy will be more white with black bars, while a female will be more black with white bars.
     
  4. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a PIC!
     
  5. smk2010

    smk2010 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will see about getting pictures of them to post in the next day or two. One I'm fairly certain is a roo (long tail feathers) but the other two I'm not sure.
     

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