Barred Rock Sexing Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zoey87, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. zoey87

    zoey87 Out Of The Brooder

    86
    6
    33
    May 15, 2014
    Ohio
    [​IMG]Hello all, this is Beatrice my 24 week old barred rock. Beatrice likes to bagawk really loudly intermittently all day. She also has not started laying yet while all of her sister have. Is Beatrice a Bert or just a late bloomer? And if in fact Beatrice is a Beatrice what is with the bawgawking? Thanks for all of your help!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    16,991
    5,272
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    The bawgawking is pretty common - some chickens, like humans, talk more than others and it sounds like Beatrice is a talker - the only noise that should give you pause about gender is crowing. 24 weeks is not at all late for having not yet started laying.
    That said, I don't see a photo, so hopefully you can get that posted soon and we can lay your mind at ease as to whether you have a Beatrice or a Bert.
     
  3. zoey87

    zoey87 Out Of The Brooder

    86
    6
    33
    May 15, 2014
    Ohio
    Nope no crowing! She must be just a sassy little thing! Think I fixed it and the picture should show now!
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    16,991
    5,272
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    See the pic now - you have a lovely Beatrice on our hands!
     
  5. zoey87

    zoey87 Out Of The Brooder

    86
    6
    33
    May 15, 2014
    Ohio
    Yay!! I was hoping so!! She's such a beautiful bird it would be a shame to have to re-home her (we live in rural area but have very close neighbors who we like and wouldn't want to disturb). Well I'll cross my fingers for an egg from her soon!! Thanks a bunch!
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,339
    4,263
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    DEFIANTLY HEN!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,531
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Absolutely a hen, and she sure looks to be laying. How do you know she isn't? Some birds are pretty stealthy.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Hen for sure.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Definitely a hen. Should be laying soon if she isn't already.
     
  10. Chick77

    Chick77 Out Of The Brooder

    47
    2
    24
    Oct 25, 2014
    Your Barred Rock is a pullet. She looks like my Brigttea she is always talking to me when I go inside the coop to get the eggs so your Pullet is a Beatrice I hope that helps you out.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by