barred rock rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pinksky, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. pinksky

    pinksky Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 7, 2009
    san francisco, ca
    So I bought this chicken as a 3 week old "barred rock pullet". I think it's probably around 3 months old now. It's coloring is not looking like any barred rock I've seen and it's definitely starting to look like a rooster. Would love to hear what you way more knowledgeable folks think. Thanks so much!

  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    I think his mom is an easter egger and his dad a barred rock.
  3. Honeysucklefeathers

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    western KY
    I think he's a Roo!
  4. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sexlink roo.
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    Definitely a rooster. A barred rock rooster would have a bigger comb I believe. It's a mix or perhaps a sexlink like the pp has suggested.
  6. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Without a doubt it's a roo and half BR, but not sure if mom or dad was the BR. If it was half EE, I think it wouldn't have single comb and legs might be green, not sure how the leg color is passed on. I have 9 Silver Penciled Plymouth Rock cockrels and as baby chix all m & f were brown, now the pullets, have the silver pencil feathering and the boys have some similar looking color traits that I see in your roo, with the bronze and blueish/purple feathers, so I guessing mom or dad was a silver penciled rock.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's a rooster and it's 1/2 Barred Rock. Could be a black sexlink, yes, but could also be that he just had a BR sire, which would mean he wasn't a sex link, but still 1/2 BR. Definitely not a pure Barred Rock, in any case.
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2010
    interesting....EE's don't have to have the green legs so I have been told...could be and I have had BR roos, he does look like one.
  9. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    Yes I agree he's a mix. Pretty different. But a great chicken I'm sure [​IMG]
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    black sexlink rooster for sure.

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