Hen or cock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anthony13, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Anthony13

    Anthony13 Just Hatched

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    Ive helped my grandfather with his chickens on short trips to his house my whole up bringing i finally baught a house in suberbs and he has given me 3 chickens. A mom and 2 approx. 4month old chicks. I suspect one may be a rooster. Can anyone give me any input? No cock-a-doodle-doo attempts yet and the mother has a very red face but im [​IMG]
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    Mom and suspected rooster
    Any help would be great! Mom is really red maybe why its so red? Tail feathers seem to be round and its very friendly! Any help would be awesome!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    A barred hen can only pass her barring gene to her MALE offspring.
     
  3. Anthony13

    Anthony13 Just Hatched

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    Im sorry can you explaine?? [​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The hen is a Barred Rock. She is barred. She can only pass that gene to her male offspring. It is genetically impossible for that chick to be female.
     
  5. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the father was also barred. But I do think you have a rooster based on how large his comb is. Do you have any other pics that include his whole body?
     
  6. Anthony13

    Anthony13 Just Hatched

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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If the father was also barred, the chick would have male specific barring. Clearly not the case.
     
  8. Anthony13

    Anthony13 Just Hatched

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    There is one wrench all of this. My grandfather hd a hunch that a 1 maybe 2 chicks that this mom was watching may not have been hers.. I just assumed "nugget" was the ugly duckling
     
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    Oops forgot tonadd the pic [​IMG]

    The orange one
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    This pic confirms that you have 'black sexlinks'. Barred hens bred to non barred roosters produce chicks that are sexable by coloring. The black and gold is a pullet. The barred (black with white 'bars') is male.
     

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