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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

    Jun 19, 2016
    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]
  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

    Oct 15, 2016
    [​IMG] Anyone care to comment on roos or hens? They are about 12 weeks..
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    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

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    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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