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How many of my 3 barred rock hatchlings are roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by huntersmoon, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. huntersmoon

    huntersmoon Out Of The Brooder

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    Of the dozen eggs we incubated, three hatched. They hatched on 10/1. I've heard one crow but didn't see which one it was, and friend thought all three might be cockerels. Can any of you help?

    First, here are the parents - the hens are all barred rocks but the rooster is unknown (if anyone knows what he is I'd love to know)
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    Now the chicks
    Chick 1 (Penny)
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    Chick 2 (Nutmeg)
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    Chick 3 (Pip - obviously the first to pip)
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    Thanks
    Shannon
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nut meg is a dude [​IMG]
    the others I'm leaning toward pullet put not 100% if they were pure barred rock I would be sure , hens are darker than roos
     
  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    at least two
    pip and penny
     
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  4. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    They all look like cockerals
     
  5. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    #1 and #3 look like roosters to me, not sure on #2 but leaning toward rooster.
     
  6. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I am leaning towards all three being roosters. Not quite sure on number 2. Maybe female.
     
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  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    All three look like Roosters but, what are they crossed with?
    They have small beards and Barred Rocks don't have beards.

    Chris
     
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  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    At 9 weeks, I would have to say all roosters.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    #1 and #3 look like cockerels, and #2 is probably a cockerel. Judging by the muffs on the cockerels, your rooster is probably an EE.
     
  10. huntersmoon

    huntersmoon Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies. Based on the EE pic in the database, I think the father may be an EE, so that seems like a likely breed.

    We were thinking the two small ones might be roosters but thought the lighter was a pullet (Nutmeg). Two of the hens from the mother generation were quite light colored like Nutmeg. I do have a home found for one rooster, so should I wait a bit before rehoming any, to see if I can tell for sure? And is there any way to tell for sure besides waiting? It seems that I've read posts here by members who've had hens crow, so is it solidly reliable that the one that crows is a rooster?

    Thanks
    Shannon
     

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