Barred Rock... Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MKKimmen, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    I posted a pic of Rocky a few weeks ago, when he was about 2.5 weeks old and everyone voted Roo. Here he is at 4.5 weeks old now.... I think he is deffinitly a little Roo! What do you guys think?? He is much lighter colored than our other 4.5 week old BR Pullet.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rooooooooster! Barred Rocks are my thing.
     
  3. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    It's a rooster!
     
  4. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    Yeah our female is way darker with more black and barley a comb! But this guy is pretty handsome I think! Great colors/markings! [​IMG] So I guess we have one of each BR's!

    Anyone know what a good Hen to Rooster ratio is??
     

  5. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    1 roo to 10 hens.
     
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  6. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    Thanks!
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Depends on how aggressively he mates the hens, really. My blue Orp rooster is with three hens, however, he is going on 4 years old and slowing down lots.
     

  8. MKKimmen

    MKKimmen In the Brooder

    We currently have 11 Chickens total. 10 pullets/hens and the 1 little Roo. We will be sending our 3 oldest laying hens to a Farm later this summer, and just be keeping the 8 Chickens that we have raised from Chick's. Then we will have a 1rooster to 7hen ratio. But this next Spring we will most likely be getting 2-3 more Pullets, so then we will have the 1rooster to 10hen ratio. I am hoping Rocky our little Roo works out well, we didnt plan on having a Roo, but I can't imagine giving him away now since we have had him since he was days old. Any suggestions on raising a sweet rooster? [​IMG]
     
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  9. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Songster

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    Roo!
     

  10. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Quote:Don't let him think he's dominate over you, I give my young roosters what I call "The stare", where I sit in the run and when one of my roos comes near me, I bend over and stare right in their eyes. They see this as a challenge and if they are below you in rank they'll back off but if they stare back they think they're above you, They I grap them and pinch the back of their necks lightly until they calm down. Works every time.*

    *Do this before they have spurs!!!!
     
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