Barred Rock Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrahmaBrock, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. BrahmaBrock

    BrahmaBrock Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty sure I have a barred rock roo, just want to know what some others here think. I ordered "him" a couple months back and one more looks the same, but the others are darker and don't have the same size cone. I think it's starting to show signs of saddle feathers as well.

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  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he?
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets are darker than the roos. So if this one is 8 wks old then yeah I'd say it's a roo.
     
  4. BrahmaBrock

    BrahmaBrock Out Of The Brooder

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    Around 14 weeks old.
     
  5. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster. [​IMG]
     
  6. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My newest pullet...

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    My old roo...

    I say yours is a pullet...based on these shots of mine...
     
  7. jhook1997

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    This looks like my BR girls. The Roos turned out much whiter on their chest and had bigger combs. Not that I'm an expert....just opinion based on my own that are 13 weeks old.
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a barred rock pullet at laying age to me. I see the bright red comb but my laying rock pullets had that. 14 weeks old eh? Huh, it sure looks like a girl. Has it crowed yet? Thinking if it's a cockerel you'd hear it by now. My little man started trying, sounded like a broken bicycle horn, at 9 weeks.
     
  9. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For comparison. My BR roo at about three months last year. Am thinking pullet on yours also. You can already see his rooster feathers above his tail and tail feathers starting to stand up. Look for the skinny feathers in front of the tail feathers. Roos have them and hens don't.

    Although now looking at your pic compared to mine I am thinking I just might see the skinny feathers in front of the tail on yours....and the color is not quite as dark as my hens were.

    Am about to cast my vote for roo instead. Go back and get a couple more shots of yours and look for the skinny feathers in front of the tail.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2011
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a rooster, I can see the saddle feathers coming in.
     

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