Help me out here...10 weeks Barred roo? or am I lucky it could be a hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lady of McCamley, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    I posted earlier and got a 4 to 3 split as to whether "Flash" is a roo or hen.

    I keep thinking this is going to be a roo...then it just doesn't develop quite like I think it should as a roo. At times it is very hennish, other times roo-ish.
    Now it's just making me crazy-ish. [​IMG]

    I must warn you that this bird came from a grab bag of fertile eggs that were supposed to be "purebreds" but have proven to be anything but...so while this bird looks like a simple Barred Rock, it could be a barred mutt...making it sexlinked...or not.

    Anyway, daughter is visiting again in a couple of weeks from her new hubby's farm in Idaho, and if this is a roo, she will take it back. However, the last time I did that, I ended up giving away a very nice laying hen as the then 10 week "roo" turned out to lay nice eggs at 13 weeks (another fast developing mutt). [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance.
    Lady of McCamley

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    Now a nice roo stance. It still just chirps like a chick. Thought I heard baby crow this am (I keep waiting to hear it), but Silkie was just wanting out of pen and squawking. Watched all day and BR only chirped.

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    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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  3. Roo :( sorry!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    You have a rooster, 100% sure.
     
  5. CowGrrrl

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    That much comb at 10 weeks is all rooster.

    Tell your daughter to bring that hen back [​IMG]
     
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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Thank you all...I got my first verified "crow" today...well a sincere attempt anyway.

    Yup...cockerel. I thought it was going to be...just a bit gun shy after giving away a decent hen last time (who KNEW she would mature into laying by 13 weeks! I gave her away at 10 weeks.)

    Happy to give this one away to my daughter. She'll have a nice barred rooster.
    @ Donrae...you are RIGHT....I should tell her to bring my hen back! (But I know I won't. I gave it fair and square.)
    Lady of McCamley
     
  8. Oh well.....at least your daughter will have him! :)
     

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