Barred Rock Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickengoober, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. chickengoober

    chickengoober Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So we're not sure about this guy/girl [​IMG]. S/he is suposed to be a pullet...but we're not completely sure. Mrs. Roo (the first unisex name we could think of) is about 11 weeks old. Is thhis Mrs or Mr Roo?
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  2. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I would have to say roo. [​IMG] Thick legs, and roo looking tail feathers. Not much comb though...
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mr. Pullet! Congratulations, it's a boy!
     
  4. mstrrlm

    mstrrlm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its a SHEmale [​IMG] But probably roo
     
  5. DuaneC

    DuaneC Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 4 BR pullets and one turned out to be a roo. We call him "HENry". We noticed early on that his contrasting colors were brighter and he developed a comb earlier and it was redder. About the time his wattles really started coming in, he started having "roo" feathers develop along his tail and saddle. You may be in for the same treat as me, but at 11 weeks mine had a more prominent red comb.

    Do you have siblings to compare to? That was our advantage, but I've found that most chickens develop in their own way and their own pace. It looks like he's developing roo feathers along his saddle and tail, but the comb/wattle seem underdeveloped for a roo at that age.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's a male--no pullet has those skinny, shiny saddle feathers, but the comb is odd. Where did you get this bird? Is that a single comb or a rose comb? The angle makes it hard to see the comb. The body type seems very lean for a BR to me, so I'd say male and not pure BR, or maybe not BR at all, really, just going on that one picture. Could you get a body shot of the bird standing, then a comb shot?
     
  7. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up with ALL roosters last year...these guys are about the same age as yours...
    **even the australorps are roos....

    I say you have a roo as well.
     
  9. brahmakid11

    brahmakid11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it is a hen [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a shot of a BR pullet...darker in coloring...

    Yours has saddle feathers already...rooster
     

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