Do you think this is a roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by firsthouse_mp, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is Louise a boy??? I just saw a picture of a Barred Rock pullet and it didn't look like this....do I have a roo? [​IMG]
    We have had "her" for a year and have never heard her crow. I also have had 3 eggs some days and for a while only had three chickens. So what gives?
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Doesn't look like a roo to me.
     
  4. nnbreeder

    nnbreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No saddle feathers, nice rounded hackle feathers, looks like a hen to me too.
     
  5. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh phew....made me worried! Thank you!
     
  6. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear it's a girl, I got one starting to look just like her. Her comb is as big and red as my mutt rooster, but "her" feathers are mostly dark with gray bars and rounded looking. She has been "practicing" laying for 3 wks but no eggs and no crowing yet. The suspense...
     
  7. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a pullet. The hackle feathers are rounded and I believe te roos are lighter in color.
     
  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    If you look through some of the old threads you can find others who worried about this same thing. Sometimes the girls develop some boyish features, even start crowing, but it doesn't change that they are female. I read that this happens more in flocks that lack a roo. food for thought.
     

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