Do I have four roosters?-Barred Rock and Cochin/Isabrown Mixes

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by leasmom, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Barred rock males are super easy to tell from females and it has nothing to do with comb or wattles. 9 out of 10 times the males are going to be much lighter than the females and more of a grey color than black. Take a look:

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  3. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my barred rock, I have that. I have one that is more grey and the other more black. Thanks.

    Anyone know about the cochin/isabrown's?
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    So is the one you asked about a roo? Is he the light one? Sorry I can't help with the chocin mix, I've never had that breed or Isa Browns.
     
  5. leasmom

    leasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, thats the one...guess its a rooster. We noticed the color difference before but didn't know you could tell that way. Thanks.
     
  6. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    Like I said, its not 100 percent accurate but most of the time the coloring is going to be the number one tip off that its a roo. Otherwise you have to wait until the bird is older and the comb difference is very obvious and the crowing begins.
     

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