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Chicken or Rooster ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buttemontana, May 30, 2016.

  1. buttemontana

    buttemontana New Egg

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    I have NEVER had the unfortunate luck of getting a Rooster in my batch of chicks, I am starting to wonder if my luck has changed ( i only say unfortunate because I am not allowed to have them where I live). My Barred Rock has created a family debate.... ROOSTER or HEN ? can anyone help ? No cockadoodle'z yet at 24 weeks, not aggressive but I Think this chicken is a rooster ???, ( I do have an EE that is crowing and mean and totally a rooster and being rehomed) ! Whats your take ROO or HEN ?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Barred rocks are not birds I've kept I'm afraid. I see you have posted in the what breed gender, I'm sure members will be able to help you there. Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - hope the gender experts will be able to help you out.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    It does appear to be a cockerel. Also I see in your thread title you said "chicken or rooster", I just want to clarify that a rooster is a male chicken, a hen is a female chicken. Thus a "chicken" isn't the name of a gender.
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, welcome to byc!

    I think you have a cockerel. It will be fun to see though, they say you never know till it crows.

    I had a friend from Butte, actually maybe Bozeman whichever is the smaller town. I am in CA. The first time she saw the beach was her 21st birthday. I hope to visit Montana one day, just to see it's beauty.
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think he is a cockerel. The white areas are wider than the barring, he has yellow legs, and quite a comb& wattles. But I am no expert. Please do post photos at "what breed or gender is this." and also his age in the photo. They should be able to give you an accurate appraisal.
     

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