Help with BR gender....*updated pics* pg 3

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SunAngel, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    This is the newest addition to our flock. My daughter is really hoping this one is a girl, we have had a hard time finding a BR hen. What do you think? About how old do you think s/he is?

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    S/he's a little taller than my 4 month old RIR. But body size is about the same. Are BR usually tall? Our friend said that she was a hen and probably just around laying age. Hope she's right!

    Thanks for any help!
     
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  2. tlb

    tlb Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks just like my Plymouth Barred Rock hen... I'd say yours is b/t 4 and 5 months old, IMHO.
     
  3. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    I like your answer! *crossing fingers* [​IMG]
     
  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    Quote:i second that.
     
  5. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, that is a cockerel! [​IMG]
     
  6. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    What makes you say its a cockerel?
     
  7. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The color and the shape say roo.....hens are darker and have smaller legs......but he is a very nice roo [​IMG]
     
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  8. RASTACHICKI

    RASTACHICKI Out Of The Brooder

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    i think it is a hen. i got 3 Barred Rocks and they all look like that and they are hens!!
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    My BR looks just like that too...I vote hen too. I don't see any maleness at all.
     
  10. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coloring is on the light side, so that generally means male in barred Rocks.

    The body type looks male.

    The tail looks male too, take a better picture of its tail feathers, they look rooster ish.

    Generally in breeds like Rocks, when you see tails like that, where there isn't much, it is a male.

    Speckledhen, you have barred Rocks... where are you? What do you think?
     
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