Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HFG13, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. HFG13

    HFG13 Hatching

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    Rescued some chickens. They are finally healthy enough to try to figure out what they are. Barred Rocks?? They seem to have longer legs then my past BR roosters. I believe they are about 6mos old.[​IMG]

    The one with the smaller comb is growing a rooster tail but hasn't got much comb yet. Not a roo? I have not heard either crow. They have thicker legs and longer legs then my Dom rooster.

    Thanks for your insight!
     
  2. troy4

    troy4 Songster

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    those are Barred Rocks!But they I would be questioning the 1 with the lower more light colored comb.
     
  3. troy4

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    The only way is to introduce both roos threw fencing all of them if they start fighting.Its PROBABLY a rooster.
     
  4. HFG13

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply! [​IMG]
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Those are both hatchery barred Rock roosters. One bird is either just younger than the other, or slower to mature. But they're both undoubtedly males.
     
  6. troy4

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    I agree!But maybe she should try seeing if they fight still though.To be positivE1
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Not really. I've had hens kick a new rooster up one side of the coop and down the other. Fighting proves absolutely nothing. Light color in a barred bird, hackle and saddle feathers, however, say they're both males.
     

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