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Calling all barred rock experts!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by motherhen2389, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. motherhen2389

    motherhen2389 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 barred rocks and I'm pretty sure 3 of them are Roos! They are 11-12 weeks old and 3 of them have very large combs/wattles should I wait till they are 18-20 weeks to be sure before sending them away? I can't have that many roosters
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    The only one pictured looks like a pullet...
     
  3. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one pictured is a pullet, but the one in the top left corner is a cockerel.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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  5. motherhen2389

    motherhen2389 Out Of The Brooder

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    For some reason I don't think all the pictures showed up I'll try again with the suspected Roos [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    The one on the right is a cockerel. Can't really see the one in the back...
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    These to look like cockerels.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Is it just me or do they have rosecombs?
     
  9. motherhen2389

    motherhen2389 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 barred rock and 3 have very dark large combs/wattles and have very bright white stripes. The other one is much darker than the other 3 and has absolutely no comb or wattle. At 11-12 weeks old this makes me think that 3 are Roos and one is a pullet [​IMG]
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Out of all the photos you have shown us only one is a pullet (the first one).
     

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