Hen or rooster??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lineman79, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. lineman79

    lineman79 New Egg

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    Hello, I need some help in figuring out these chickens. I think they are hens but haven't really got a clue. The guy I got the barred rocks from said they were hens. They should be 20/21 weeks old now. They are showing both signs of being a rooster and a hen. Please help.

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    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roosters, they are starting to grow thier pointed feathers. There are also lighter than females would be.
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, those are roos all the way. Sorry. The hackle and saddle feathers don't lie. Plus they are the lighter coloration of barred Rock roos.
     
  4. lineman79

    lineman79 New Egg

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    Well that's no fun:( these are my first chickens and I was really starting to think that they were going to turn out roos but oh well. Thanks for the help
     
  5. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good news is they look nice plump and tasty! I would eat the 1 with the bad foot 1st. Keep 1 and get some more birds?
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    both cockerels should start crowing soon
     
  7. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry, I'm not seeing any of the hen signs. All I'm seeing are the rooster signs.
     
  8. lineman79

    lineman79 New Egg

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    When I said signs I meant behavioral signs. Sitting on eggs in the nest, making sounds just like a hen, squatting like the hens, things of that nature. Not so much the look. That was what was confusing me, even as a first timer I knew they looked like roos, they just were not acting like roos. But thanks for everyone's help. Now we have supper instead of breakfast :). And I already have some replacements lined up which I will be sharing pics of soon. They are some give away chickens and my cousin has no idea what shethey has "your they areare chickens" as myI cousin says. I'm sure I will be back with more questions. Thanks
     

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