Help Barred Rock Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lilyrush, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. Lilyrush

    Lilyrush Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a two Barred Rocks they're over four months old now. One is definitely a hen but this other one I can't tell! It's comb is much bigger but I don't feel like its feathers are that much longer and it hasn't crowed but that might be because I have another Roo that is more dominant or whatever[​IMG]

    . What do you think?
     
  2. jsyvanen

    jsyvanen New Egg

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    That's just a bossy lady. You can tell right away by the tail. A quick tip is the tips of the feathers in the tail and hackle areas. A roo will have pointed tips where a hen will have rounded ones. This bird also lacks a roos sickle feathers.
     
  3. jsyvanen

    jsyvanen New Egg

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    Beautiful bird though! And very nice conditioning.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hen.
     
  5. Lilyrush

    Lilyrush Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you that is good news!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    hen by the coloring
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a hen. Looks like she should be laying, if not currently then literally any day now.
     
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  8. tlee1956

    tlee1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been going back and forth on gender with this almost 4 month old wyandotte/Orpington mix for a while. I swear this bird has hackle feathers, but the comb and wattles are the same shade of pink and the same size as they were 6+ weeks ago. Opinions...[​IMG]
     
  9. jsyvanen

    jsyvanen New Egg

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    I would say young cockerel. Give him a bit longer to be sure. I don't think he's old enough to even have all his tail feathers in, and the big breeds can be a bit slow to mature.
     
  10. ChickenTripp

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    She looks like my first barred rock pullet, Agnes, who was ready much earlier than her sisters :)
     

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