Hen or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkielover88, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] 5 month old barred rock X auarcaunna. Sorry it's so dark...but I have no idea the gender, I thought it was a hen, bc we have a auracauna roo that's the same age and he crows, this one doesn't. Any idea?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    A clearer photo would definitely help, but the profile of it looks like a rooster.
     
  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    especially the tail feathers
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a rooster to me, too.
     
  5. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to brighten some up a little, light isn't very good in the barn for picture taking I guess....he or she hardly ever gets off the roost except to eat or drink. The older hens pick on it but my rooster doesn't pay any mind to it. Shouldn't it be crowing already? Like I said I have one the same age that is defiantly a roo, he started crowing at almost 2 months old
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a cockerel to me. The reason he is not crowing is because he is a subordinate.
     
  7. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that's what I was thinking but I wanted other opinions before I decided if I wanted to sell him, I don't need 3 roosters lol. Although he is very calm and kinda pretty.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Which parent was barred? If the hen, it's a sex-link and male. I do think it's a cockerel either way, but agree a better pic would help.
     
  9. silkielover88

    silkielover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the hen is a barred rock. I'll try to get a better pic tomorrow
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If the hen was barred, and the rooster wasn't, you really don't need a better pic. That cross will give sex linked birds, and the males are barred.
     

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