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

Smartie_Pants

Songster
11 Years
Oct 5, 2008
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5
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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:

Female chick:




Male Chick:




Grown Hen:




Grown Male:

 
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leasmom

Songster
11 Years
May 25, 2008
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4
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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?
 

leasmom

Songster
11 Years
May 25, 2008
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4
131


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

Smartie_Pants

Songster
11 Years
Oct 5, 2008
1,081
5
171
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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