Hoping this is a hen not a rooster? Any answers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaseyyy13, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. kaseyyy13

    kaseyyy13 Hatching

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    It's a barred rock I got a couple months ago at a chicken auction... I got 4 barred rocks and come to find out 2 of them are roosters but I'm hoping this one isn't! [​IMG]
     
  2. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 In the Brooder

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    How old is the chicken, because if it is pretty young, it might be a roo.
     
  3. kaseyyy13

    kaseyyy13 Hatching

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    I'm not sure on how hold he/she is we got it about 2 months ago from a chicken auction and it hasn't grown a lot since then
     
  4. BackyardFlock17

    BackyardFlock17 In the Brooder

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    Might not be, but I'm not sure. Could be a good chance it is.
     
  5. kaseyyy13

    kaseyyy13 Hatching

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    hoping it isn't because the last thing we need is 4 roosters and only 6 hens!!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    I see long, thin, pointed saddle feathers. It's a boy.
     
  7. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Songster

    That's a boy!
    I enlarged your pic and the difference is clear.
    Your darker BR behind him is a girl.
    Do you see that he's lighter in color than your girls?
    See near his tail, he is developing pointy saddle feathers?
    He is handsome and is still young.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Cockerel
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel - sorry :(
     

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