Help, Barred Rock Pullet or Cockerl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ronh, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. Ronh

    Ronh Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me if my Barred Rock is a pullet or cockrel? It tends to act like a boss/lead bird. It and the Blk Orp did not get along at all when she was introduced to the flock, but now the Orp follows it every where!
    I had gotten four chicks back in June from a hatachery which all were supposed to be all females: Barred Rock, Wyndotte, Black Star, Buff Orphington (lost to a predator) so replaced with the Black Orphington. They are around 18 weeks old, the Blk Orp is around 20 weeks old from a local show breeder. Thanks.

    Here is my little flock.
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    I can't tell , but its posture is taller than the rest and we are always fluffing out the neck feathers. No crowing so........
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  2. Syerf

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    rooster
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster. Barred hens are a lot darker. Also, note those pretty tail feathers? Those are all boy.
     
  5. Ronh

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    Thanks folks, now when do they start crowing? Not a peep form that beak except swaks and burp, burp, burps.
     
  6. douglas08

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    Definitely a rooster. He looks just like the young rooster I hatched last May. Here is a picture to show your the difference in a barred rock hen and rooster.
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  8. Ronh

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    Thanks again folks. I suspected as much, but have very little experience raising chickens ( 3 1/2 months). I do like him so we'll keep him around unless he gives cause not too.
     
  9. Ronh

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    When do Barred Rock Cockrels began the attempt at crowing? A friend of mine has an Orphington that is the same age as my guy that started weeks ago, but not my guy!
     
  10. douglas08

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    My BR rooster is about 5 months old now and he hasn't attempted crowing either. My grandpa told me he would at about 6 months or so. Hopefully both of our roosters will start to crow before too long.
     

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