Barred Rock Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by renagadefarmer, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. renagadefarmer

    renagadefarmer New Egg

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    The photo is of Roxy an approximately18 week old barred rock supposedly sexed at hatching. I'm starting to wonder if she is actually a he since "she" is bigger than my 1.5 year old leg horn and red star hens. What do you think is it a Hen or a Roo?
     
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  2. renagadefarmer

    renagadefarmer New Egg

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    Let me add that she/he does not appear to be crowing or trying to crow, but is way larger than any of the others (2EE&RR) that have the same hatch date.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's got some barring in the heritage, but that could come from several barred breeds.

    It is a mix.
     
  4. renagadefarmer

    renagadefarmer New Egg

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    Thank you for the response Fred. I can live with it being a mix as long as she is a hen. A roo will have to go before he starts crowing. Would you say Roo or Hen?
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me, as I think I see sickle and/or saddle feathers. And it doesn't look like a Barred Rock, either; more like a barred mix of some sort.
     
  7. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    Alas, upon close inspection of your photo, it looks as if all the new feathers starting to poke through are those special sort of glossy, pointed rooster feathers. Also the build is suggesting rooster, to me.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a mixed breed cockerel, with some barring somewhere in its ancestry
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster.
     
  10. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, x5 ROOSTER!!!
    Hope you can keep him[​IMG]?
     

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