Barred Rocks!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Countrypunk92, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. deserthomestead

    deserthomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love those mealies! I'm a few days from my first adult beetles in my colony. I'm thoroughly grossed out, to say the least.

    At 3 weeks, does a pink comb = rooster?

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  2. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it could but then you never know, a few more weeks should tell! you have other br's or just this one from the same hatch?
     
  3. deserthomestead

    deserthomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one of 20 barred rock chicks, all the same age.
     
  4. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be then by 5 weeks that comb should be bigger and waddles should be forming I believe. are you looking for a roo? my breeder is amazing at sexing but his wife does the computer stuff he does the poultry LOL I just bring my birds to him and he sexes if he hasn't before I bought some.
     
  5. Rachy

    Rachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This was my pullet at 5 weeks if that's any help. x

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    And yes, mealies are gross! I could never breed them, it's all I can do to buy them. The things we do for our chickens, lol!
     
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  6. deserthomestead

    deserthomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping for 2 roosters! We ordered all pullets, hoping to get some accidental roosters [​IMG]
    If I don't get my roosters, I'll see if I can find someone local to buy/trade from.
     
  7. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fingers crossed remember as they age roos have pointed saddle feathers and females rounded, except silkies and seiberts sp. Females can develop larger Combs sometimes. But it's possible!
     
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  8. HughesFowlFarm

    HughesFowlFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking into getting me some barred rocks. Can anyone tell me, are the hens very broody, and at what age do they start laying?
     
  9. Wendi C

    Wendi C Out Of The Brooder

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    Too bad you're so far away- I have a lovely "accidental rooster" that needs a flock [​IMG].
     
  10. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't go broody often, they start laying between 20 - 35 Weeks. they are an awesome bird, we love our Sandy!
     

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