Barred Rock Rooster or Hen

Barred Rock Rooster or Hen

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untouchable9850

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5 Years
Apr 7, 2014
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Curious to know if this is a rooster or not, they are just now about 5 months old. I think it is but its my first time having chickens so I just wanted to make sure. thanks



 

donrae

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All females in your pics. Looks like you should be getting eggs any day now.
 

Frankie Cook

Hatching
5 Years
Jul 19, 2014
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How can you tell a hen from a rooster at 11 weeks old....I have 3 Barred Rock and 3 Buff Orpington? We were told at birth they were all females....have our doubts! What do we look for? There is no picture....sorry!
 
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speckledhen

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Barred Rocks are easier to sex at hatch, just as soon as they are fluffed out, by three traits taken together as a group: leg color, head spot size and edge definition and down color. Most BR males, even if you haven't sexed them when they hatch get red combs by less than six weeks of age. A Buff Orpington is not as easy. You have to wait for that big red comb, then you see the pointy shiny saddle feathers that only roosters have come out after about 12 weeks of age.


This article with excellent pics shows how barred breeds are sexed at hatch: http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Sexing_Dominique_chicks.html


Did you get them from a hatchery? Those usually vent sex the chicks when they hatch, an art that us mere mortals rarely learn, though it would be handy to be able to do with breeds that don't sex easily until much later in life.
 
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