Help! Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CBone, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. CBone

    CBone New Egg

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    Hey guys! I am still very new to the chicken life and I need your help. I got the above Barred Rock hen (?) back in July. It is approx 3-4 months old. I am starting to think I got a roo instead. [​IMG] This chicken is most definitely the Alpha of my group and is the biggest (we have 6 that are all different breeds.). We live in the city limits and can not have roosters. Sadly, we have already had to get rid of our silkie since she was a he. Thank you for your help!
     
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Not a Barred Rock. Also, not a hen. That is a Barred Rock/Brahma mix breed cockerel.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not a hen, its a cockerel. Agree with junebuggena, Barred Rock/Brahma mix or maybe Easter Egger/Marans mix. Cross breeds are nearly impossible to determine parentage for 100% certainty.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Marans would have produced white skin.
     
  5. CBone

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    Thank you so much! I appreciate all of your help!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree with junebuggena
     

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