BR rooster??? You tell me!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by redirtchickens, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. redirtchickens

    redirtchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the one with the larger comb. Rooster?? 5 weeks on monday
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    This one has a smaller comb and its the color of her beak-hen
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    I purchased 3 barred rock day old chicks from IFA, they will be 5 weeks on Monday. One is whiter than the other 2 and has a larger pinker comb. What throws me is that it is very friendly doesn't have big tail feathers and is smaller. I'd love some input.
     
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  2. 2seth2

    2seth2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 6, 2011
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    For sure the top one and pretty sure about the second one bieng a roo
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Cockerels are often precocious. They are outgoing in most cases. The cockerels will often have shorter tail feathers, at first, as well.

    With Barred Rocks, 5-6 weeks is the time to know for virtual certainty. The cockerels will be brighter, more white boldness to their barring. They will sprout pinkish red combs and little wattles under their chins. The pullets will be darker and more spotty/cuckoo in barring. The pullet's comb will remain yellowish for many more weeks and no wattles will sprout.


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    Heritage Barred Rocks

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    Hatchery stock Barred Rocks
     
  4. redirtchickens

    redirtchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, Im thinking that it is for sure a roo and now I have another one that I'm watching. Ugh! I was going for pullets.
     
  5. redirtchickens

    redirtchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some newer photos of my fella. The weird thing is that hes smaller than all the other girls. Aren't roosters supposed to be bigger? They are all 7 weeks. These are my first chickens...
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    Below are my two girls Big Mama ( shes really heavy)and No Name yet for the other, any ideas?
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  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    yup hes a rooster, not all chicks grow at the same rate
     

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