Barred Rock Roosters or Hens???

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  1. Pattys coop

    Pattys coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I am really confused. We were supposed to have al Hens and one Rooster in our flock, however it appears we may have all roosters. They all have combs and the same coloring. Is there a easy way to figure this out?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    An easy way to find out what genders your birds are is to post photos of them on this website/forums. I would be glad to help. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!

    If you post some photos, I'd be happy to help you sex them, and I'm sure others would too.

    How old are the birds? By eight weeks old or so, males will have larger redder combs usually. Around 16 weeks old, you should be able to see longer feathers coming in in the back near the tail (called saddle feathers- only males will get these), and the neck feathers will be getting pointy and longer.
     
  4. Pattys coop

    Pattys coop Out Of The Brooder

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    How do I upload pictures ?
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Lighter barred rocks are male and darker are female.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    the males have lighter colored barring, more like dark gray than black & it isn't as distinct as the barring on females.

    if you put on photos here we would like to take a guess ourselves.
     
  9. Pattys coop

    Pattys coop Out Of The Brooder

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    Let me know if any of these look like hens..... Thank you all for your help!
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I'm sorry but all those are males[​IMG]

    The long tail, sickle and hackle feathers, the light coloring plus the large combs and wattles give it away.
     

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