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Breed ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by baldeagleri, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. baldeagleri

    baldeagleri New Egg

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    I bought 6 chicks on July 27th @ Barnstable county fair in MA, 3 of them are RIR, the other 3 are these type. Can anyone help me out with what breed they are? and also if this one is a rooster or how i can tell if they are going to be roosters or hens?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a Barred Rock rooster. Are all of your birds like this one this light in color? If so, all of your Barred Rocks are probably males. If you post some pictures of all of you birds, I'll give my opinion on their gender.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That bird is a Barred Plymouth Rock rooster. I can tell that he is a rooster by the coloring (male barred rocks are lighter than the females in coloring), and by the comb development. Hens almost never have such big, red combs at only 8 weeks of age. The legs of male chickens also tend to be thicker, and they tend to grow and feather in slower.
     
  4. baldeagleri

    baldeagleri New Egg

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    No not all 3 are this light the other 2 are darker
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If you have any pullets, they'll look like this, at this age. Darker, no combs, no wattles and lower to the ground.

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    At this age, the cockerels of the Barred Rocks stand taller, are over-all lighter in appearance and will already be showing off their red combs and wattles.


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  6. baldeagleri

    baldeagleri New Egg

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    TY you, that was my suspicion with such a large comb, but not sure it could be a week older then the rest
     

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