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i need to know if I have a BR rooster here

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by naakte, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased 10 barred rock pullets when they were a day old. their combs are salmon colored and wattles are short. except for one whose wattles are much bigger and MUCH more red in color. this one does not have a comb like the others at all/ it is sorta really wide and without the distinct points like on the others combs. Could it possibly be this is a BR rooster and not a hen?


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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  2. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? If they are close to laying, this could be a pullet. [​IMG] BR roosters are lighter in color than the pullets so you might want to post a full body shot as well.
     
  3. RingedTeal

    RingedTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it
     
  4. jtaylormade

    jtaylormade Out Of The Brooder

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    How old are they in this picture? One thing I am sure about is that is a Dominique in picture 2, that is why the comb is different, its a rose comb.
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, that is a dominique, and a roo, too. it was either the free "exotic breed chick" hatcheries sometimes throw in that's usually a roo or random mix breed, or someone mixed up the chicks at the feedstore. he's pretty anyway [​IMG]
     
  6. Toshi

    Toshi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a roos, but he is pretty. The BR hen is too, i love chickens with their feathers like that. I had a BR roos but he started to bite and he went to live on a biger farm with lots of hens.
     
  7. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Yep it's a Dom. I prefer them over the BRs. Keep thinking I may get some more of them since they were in my last flock I had to give up.
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    The dominique looks too dark (featherwise) to be a male. How old are they? I agree with N&MSchroeder - if they are getting close to laying age, it might be a hen. You can check the legs too - males typically have solid yellow legs, while the females have a dark wash down the front of their yellow legs. A full body shot would definitely help.
     
  9. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very dark for a rooster.. must be pullet ready to lay?
     
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Being somewhat familiar with Dominiques I believe it's a pullet.
     

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