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Help Roo or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by verusca5, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. verusca5

    verusca5 New Egg

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    This chicken is about 6 months old. No crowing yet. We had a mille fluer rooster that we traded for this barred rock (which looked very much like a hen at the time). The mille fleur was crowing at 3 months. When we brought the barred rock home it was about the same size as our now 6 month old buff. Now as you can see is significantly larger. What you you all think? If he is a roo, when do you think the crowing will begin? [​IMG]
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Definitely cockerel, and he's a mixed breed not a Barred Rock.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2016
  3. Jos1

    Jos1 New Egg

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    [​IMG] Anyone care to comment on roos or hens? They are about 12 weeks..
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

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    agree
     
  5. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. If this was a pure barred rock it would have to be a female because of the dark barring (males get two copies of the barring gene making them lighter). Because it is a male and dark barring it has to be a cross!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    First poster's bird is a mixed breed cockerel. Crowing could be any day now, or not for a few months. Just can't predict.

    Second poster's birds all look female, but we can't see two of them well enough to say for sure.
     

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