Can you help identify the gender of my Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by caughtstars, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. caughtstars

    caughtstars New Egg

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    I'm a novice chicken owner and am now unsure about the sex of my Barred Rock.
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    Please note that she was injured by the other hens and is still growing back the feathers on the top of her head. I'm not sure how old she is, but my friend who gave her to me, said she should have started laying about a month or two ago. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    I think its a rooster.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Your friend gave you a cross breed rooster. That is why you are not seeing eggs.......

    He looks like he will be crowing any day now.
     
  4. caughtstars

    caughtstars New Egg

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    Oh man. That's what I was afraid of. He definitely makes different sounds (not crowing, but a kind of bark) from my hens and now I know why! Thanks for your help.
     
  5. Basskids08

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    Kinda looks like a black sex link/black star rooster
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with Basskids08. It's a Black Sex Link rooster, not a pure Barred Rock.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Sex-Link rooster.
     
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