Barred Rocks - 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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    The other day one or two of our chickens began to crow - they are all 12 weeks old. We think the roosters are our two Barred Rocks...what do you think? They have had the red waddles and combs for quite a while now.

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Those are both cockerels.
     
  3. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the top one might be a pullet.
    My dominate BR has huge red comb and wattles just like that one.
     
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  4. mizz9

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    This is my barred rock at about 11 weeks. She's about 12 weeks now, and while I don't have a photo yet this week, not much has changed in the comb/wattles department. Her comb is pink and not very big yet. By comparison I would believe yours are roo's, but I guess you never know.

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  5. carlf

    carlf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good point, they would be pretty young for pullets to have large red wattles & comb.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    cockerels.

    This is where age is so crucial. The first bird especially could easily be a pullet were it 5 months old. But at only 12 weeks, all that comb and red says male all the way.
     

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