Barred rocks at 25 weeks do I have a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pheobe_nz, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Pheobe_nz

    Pheobe_nz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey
    havent been online here for a while
    But unsure with my barred rocks that I hatched
    They were from 2 different breeders the fertile eggs that is but for 25 weeks look so different
    Im not sure if its just the breeding or do I have a roo
    As of yet not crowing and im sure 1 is laying just not sure who
    The one with the bigger comb and wattles is the one im not sure about but still seems very hen,ish to me
    But im new to barred rocks
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  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say the one with the big bright red comb & wattles is the one laying!!
     
  3. Pheobe_nz

    Pheobe_nz Out Of The Brooder

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    They are the same age thou
    but they look like hens then?
    I really hope they both are
    Getting a good size browish egg figured it was from the redder one just was confused with the difference for hens same age
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At their age, you would definitely see pointy saddle and hackle feathers. I think it's just a matter of them being from different lines. I would also agree that the one with the more developed comb and wattles is probably laying but it wouldn't surprise me if both of them are laying now. If they aren't both laying, they will be soon.
     
  5. MrRushed

    MrRushed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last run of barred rocks I had I ended up getting 2 roos. 1 showed himself early the other 1 looked just like the 1 you have now. He didn't develope quite as fast as the other I would say a good month behind the other.
    If I had to guess I would say it's a roo.
    Let me know if I'm wrong.
    Are their any spurs developing? You would see little dots were they push out.
     
  6. MrRushed

    MrRushed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first 1 a girl
    The 2nd one is a roo. He's got the look he can't hide it. His face, tail, color pattern, and shape.
    Sorry
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have to agree. To determine which one is laying, check the pelvic bones UNDER the vent. A laying hen would have room to lay 3 fingertips between the bones and so would a pullet if laying larger eggs. One that isn`t laying would only have room for one fingertip between the bones. No need to chase them down, just pick them off the roost at night.......Pop
     
  8. Pheobe_nz

    Pheobe_nz Out Of The Brooder

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    Well Good news I caught barred rock in second pic laying today so cant be a roo
    So pleased I didnt rush to rehome
    So I have 2 hens just thought you all might like to know
     

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