Boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mahermic, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. mahermic

    mahermic Out Of The Brooder

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    I got several barred rock chicks from Agway that were supposed to be all girls. This one is completely different and I think it is a boy. This bird is 22 weeks old. This bird hasn't crowed or even given any signs of crowing. Please give me your thoughts[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a roo to me.
     
  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel all the way. My rooster is doing same thing. He is 16 weeks and no crow. What causes this?
    -Liv
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Some boys can take over 8 months to start crowing. Be patient, and consider yourself lucky that he hasn't found his voice yet.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Don't jinx him - a silent rooster is the greatest treasure
     
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  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Worth a million bucks, right!
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oh man, I'm with Diva..don't jinx him..he has no idea what he has there. No crowing? Wish I could find one like that for where I am. :)
     
  8. mahermic

    mahermic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for your thoughts! This is my first time raising chickens. He was always lighter in color than the rest of the rocks and I was so excited at the time how different " she" was and wondered why "she" was so much prettier than the rest.. it didn't even dawn on me that it could be a rooster because I was told that they were all sexed and were all girls. The chicks I was told were all vaccinated too for Mereks but that too was not so. I have Mereks in my flock and have lost several birds to that. It has been a very rough start to my chicken raising. Despite educating myself and investing in all of the state of the art chicken fencing, shed, cleaning protocol I am still learning a lot! Thank goodness for this great website!
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oh no...sorry you are having to deal with this!
     

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