Hens or Roos? Barred rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by denco5, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. denco5

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    Do you think there is any chance that Rocky and Spencer might be hens that are getting ready to lay eggs or should I accept the fact that they are roosters? [​IMG]

    They are 14 weeks old

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  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Both roosters
     
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  6. denco5

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    OK, I give in. What to do with 5 roosters is the next question, I only have 13 hens so the numbers are not the best.

    Never trust a sign that says "HENS"!!!

    Is it the combs that are the dead give away or is there somethng else?

    Thanks for looking everyone
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At this age it's the combs, plus the lighter color and the thicker legs. A hen wouldn't have much comb at this age, and it wouldn't have red, they'd be darker in color and thinner legs.

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  9. peacockfarmer1

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    both are cocks
     
  10. maizey

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    can you show a pic of the confirmed rooster next to the confirmed hen? I still can't see what Im supposed to see as far as saddle feathers are concerned and I want to know how to tell the difference! [​IMG]
     

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