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Barred Rocks - Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aceschix, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. aceschix

    aceschix Songster

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    I think I know the answer to this one, but no crowing???


    #2
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    #3
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    My Big Barred Rock roo is much darker than all of these guys, so the lighter for roos rule is just not working here.

    Thoughts?
     

  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    1. Rooster
    2. Hen
    3. Not 100% positive, but I think rooster.
     
  3. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

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    #1 is a definite rooster. #2 & #3 I think are hens but it would help to know age, and also to see photos from more of a profile, as I can't make out the hackle feathers in these photos. Also, I can see a couple of feathers in each of the tails that appear to curve a little but from this angle I can't see the whole tail. If the tail looks like a fantail, then hen. But if there are pointy saddle feathers in front of the tail and the tails feathers curve back a lot, then rooster.
     
  4. Orpstralope

    Orpstralope XL College Raised Eggs

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    1 - Rooster [​IMG]
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    3 - Need profile pic but I'd say it's a hen -

    Are they all the same age?
     
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  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    All of them are cockerels.
     
  6. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

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    I am with Rodriguezpoultry. Those all look like roosters to me also.
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Im with rodriguezpoultry and cybercat they look like cockerels..

    Chris
     

  8. chikmagnet_09

    chikmagnet_09 In the Brooder

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    Look like all roosters to me....
     
  9. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

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    First one is a rooster
    Second one is a hen probably your dominant hen
    Third is a rooster I saw some where spurs come in
     
  10. solarquail

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    Quote:i agree number 3 is clealy a roo because of the hackle feathers! look at them nice and pointy! number two looks like a roo but a better picture of it would be great!

    and no need to even say anything about number one....hes a rooster.
     

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