barred rock rooster?

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

  1. pinksky

    pinksky Out Of The Brooder

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    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!
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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Honeysucklefeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he's a Roo!
     
  4. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sexlink roo.
     
  5. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    Yes I agree he's a mix. Pretty different. But a great chicken I'm sure [​IMG]
     
  10. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    black sexlink rooster for sure.
     

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