Hens? Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chariot, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. chariot

    chariot New Egg

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    Just wondering if anyone can tell if these are hens or roosters? The older barred rock is a little over 2 months and the americauna (?) is the same age. The little barred rocks are a little over a month old. Hope I can make the pictures work!

    Thank you!
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    The pictures didn't work sorry. With Barred Rocks you can tell from their barring. Boys will look lighter/whiter with finer, more even barring. Girls look darker. Hope that helps.
     
  3. chariot

    chariot New Egg

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    Here are the pics!
    I just keep thinking they are all roosters!!

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  4. chariot

    chariot New Egg

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    Anyone? The suspense is killing me?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I"m sorry, but the only one I see as a pullet is the middle bird. Your Rocks don't look pure bred, so the "rules" of sexing by barring don't necessarily apply. But they all have combs that are too large and red for the age of the bird. And the EE is a cockerel also.
     
  6. WyoChickies

    WyoChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    The second barred rock is a pullet, the others look like cockerels. The EE, I'm not sure, but looks like a boy to me.
     
  7. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. [​IMG]
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    This is your only pullet. None are 'pure' Barred Rocks, and the Ameraucana is an Easter Egger.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. chariot

    chariot New Egg

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    Well this isn't going as planned. I only have space for the chickens I have! I was really hoping for more hens. I have 4 laying and 2 silkies that are 6 months and will probably never lay or at least produce much!! And 4 roosters it looks like. Uhg. The big barred rock (cross?) is so nice he is my favourite. He was born with splayed legs that we bound till they were corrected so he's used to being held. I would probably keep him. He doesn't act like a rooster but his neck feathers seem to be growing differently.

    Thanks for the help confirming my thoughts!
     

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