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He or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lethldragon, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. lethldragon

    lethldragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, i was thinking that my 7 mnth old barred rock was a hen but due to a recent post, I'm not sure. Haven`t had any crowing and there is no fighting with my ameraucana roo so......

    Will try to get a better pic tommorow so the tail is visible but the tail feathers are short like the other hens.
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    Looks like a rooster from what I can see - the lighter color and I think I see slender, pointed saddle feathers. Sometimes Barred Rock rooster can take a long time to grown their tail feathers in.
  3. corgiscatsandchickens

    corgiscatsandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2011
    Oh, he's a he! (Pretty, too!) [​IMG]

    My BR was a sleeper for a long time. I did a poll on here and the results were 60% in favor of Roo, 40% for pullet. A few weeks later things started getting clearer. He was almost 8 months before he crowed. Now he doesn't shut up!

    Sometimes the roos try to fool us I think. [​IMG]
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    total he-you can see a partial shot of his saddle feathers
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    Wow, late bloomer! Here' my Emu, BR roo, at 5 months.
  6. roxyblue

    roxyblue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    pittsburgh, PA
    yep sorry i had to break the news to you on your other post. He is pretty though and it's good that they get along!
  7. lethldragon

    lethldragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    No problem, I wish he would have acted like a he sooner and I would have gotten him a couple more hens instead of competition, lol
  8. lethldragon

    lethldragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nurse, I am from the foothills of NC too, north western part. We`re neighbors, nice to meet ya. [​IMG]
  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    its a roo you can see part of the saddle feathers on him in that pic

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