barred rocks gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mjrs hens, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. mjrs hens

    mjrs hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got it a while back from a guy who told us it was a hen butshe makes these loud croin g noises in the mornin shelso hasnt layed yet[​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    That "guy" was either woefully under educated or sneakily passed on a known cockerel that he needed to dump. If you wanted a hen, you got taken advantage of, sadly. No eggs from that guy, but the crowing will become rocketing loud soon.

    That is a cockerel of course. Goodness sakes.
     
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  3. mjrs hens

    mjrs hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank u so much for telling me. Caus weve been thinking it was a girl for a long time and waiting for eggs and everything. Thank u again for tellibg me cause i dont want any crowing or fertile eggs.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Quote:X2, that is a rooster
     
  5. mjrs hens

    mjrs hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn it i shouldve been more careful on were to get my hens.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Call the seller back and return the bird. If it was sold as a female, you got took.
     
  7. mjrs hens

    mjrs hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I will thank u everyone again.
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The buyer also much be better prepared, if you dare me to boldly say this. These guys doing this duping couldn't pull this off if folks who were his potential customer were better able to distinguish the males and females.

    In a Barred Rock, from approximately 5-6 weeks, the difference is night and day. The males already sprout red combs and wattles, while the females do not. The cockerels have 2 barring genes which makes their barring more distinct, more white and bright in appearance. The pullet only has one barring gene, thus she will have a darker look all the way around.

    The cockerel holds his head up, as nature is preparing him to be the flock watchman. A cockerel stands taller, on stouter legs as he will have to mount the females in mating, again, as nature intended.

    The pullet will be lower to the ground, as she will have to lay eggs, sit on nests, and be mounted, so nature prepares the way for her duties by making her so.


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    Pullet, a female at 8 weeks


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    A cockerel, a male at 8 weeks.


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    Side by side.
     
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  9. mjrs hens

    mjrs hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I Shouldve reasearched more befor going to that guys place and getting them.
     
  10. mjrs hens

    mjrs hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Also is this true or false im thinking false but if you hold a chick on its back and let it lay in your palm i fit just sits there then its a hen and if it wiggles aound then its a rooster
     

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