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He or she?

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

  1. lethldragon

    lethldragon Chirping

    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......
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    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

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    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 Chirping

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    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

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    total he-you can see a partial shot of his saddle feathers
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Wow, late bloomer! Here' my Emu, BR roo, at 5 months.
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  6. roxyblue

    roxyblue Songster

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    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 Chirping

    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 Chirping

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

    hdowden Crowing

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

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