Barred Rock Roosters or Hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MissyC2012, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. MissyC2012

    MissyC2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    We hatched 2 Barred Rock babies from hatchery eggs and 1 possible mixed Barred Rock and Rhode Island Red mix from our neighbor. The mixed egg was the only one left when his chickens were attacked and killed, so he gave it to us to raise. We need to know if the 3 birds are roosters or hens. Any advice? The mixed baby, Little Bit, is in the top photo, then Gracie and Stripes, our Barred Rock babies.
    We also have a Golden Laced Wyandotte hen, two white Silkie hens, a white Silkie roo, a black Silkie roo and 2 Black Astraulorp hens. They are all about 3-4 weeks old now.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They are a bit young yet. The first bird appears to be getting pink in its comb, so possibly a rooster.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First two pics are cockerels, third pic is a pullet
     
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  6. MissyC2012

    MissyC2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all. Here are the updated pictures of the babies. They are around 5 weeks old and 6 weeks old now. Nobody is showing any signs of crowing. The older they get, the more alike they look. What do you think? Roos or hens? Thanks.
     
  7. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    In the first picture, the chicken on the right with the big comb and wattles is a cockerel. On the left is also a cockerel. Third picture is a pullet.
     
  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree, I see two roosters and a pullet.
     
  9. Mr Beaks

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    Agreed. The cockerels will have more white in ther barring and develop combs/wattles that turn red much earlier than pullets. Definitely two cockerels and a pullet.
     
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