Hens or Roosters?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gmag25, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. gmag25

    gmag25 New Egg

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    I have 3 Plymouth (barred) rock hens. I think there hens, two of them are much bigger in size and have combs that are starting to look like roosters. They are all almost 6 month old and the smaller one has a very small comb. Let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The bird pictured looks like a pullet. The other two?
     
  3. gmag25

    gmag25 New Egg

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    Yea the other one has much less comb and smaller body, and they are all the same age. Wondering if they are roosters or hens.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The bird in that picture does not look 6 months old, more like 3-4, and at that age it looks like a barred rock mix cockerel. If you're 100% on the age, if that bird is indeed 6 months in that photo, it's a barred rock hen.
     
  5. gmag25

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    Thanks, they are Barred rocks and just shy of six months, sorry five and a half to be exact. Thanks again for the info.
     

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