Hen or Roo: Barred Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stinkynelson, Dec 10, 2013.

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  1. stinkynelson

    stinkynelson New Egg

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    We've gotten lots of mixed advice on Pepper, our Barred Rock (about 5 months old). The saddle feathers are supposed to be the best indicator, but what do these indicate?
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    THANK YOU!!
     
  2. handyman42

    handyman42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say you got yourself a young cockerel there. The saddle and hackle feathers look to be that of a rooster. Good looking bird!!
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a male.
     
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  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X3, that's a boy.
     
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  5. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I vote boy
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel for sure. I can tell because of the hackle and saddle feathers, light coloration, and large red comb and wattles. He's a handsome boy!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a little cockerel; he should be crowing soon (if he isn't already). A pullet Barred Rock would be lighter in color, have less pronounced comb and wattles, and not have the thin, pointed hackle (neck) and saddle (back area) feathers. Pretty bird! [​IMG]
     

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