Barred Rocks at 12 weeks - hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eloface, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. eloface

    eloface New Egg

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    A few days ago one or two of our chickens have started to crow - they are all 12 weeks old. We think our two Barred Rocks may be the roosters. What do you think?

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  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    I think both are boys. Cockerels look lighter than pullets with finer, more even barring. Plus they have well developed combs and wattles for 12 weeks.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cockerels, they have more white between bars than a pullet.
     

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