I think Barbie might not be a girl, pics included

comerrick

Songster
11 Years
May 15, 2008
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and I need a conformation. I have started seeing her peck at the older and well extablished top hen for pecking order, when just a few months ago, she would have had her head taken off by the other hens but then again.....it could be mounting. It could be obvious that Barbie is a rooster. It would be my first flock and my first rooster. I heard light crowing the other day but I thought it could have been one of the 4 packing peanuts that came in June. This is also my first barred rock. So tell me, is Barbie a Boy?
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Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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76
301
WV
I'm saying yes to a rooster too! But it would be best to have a pic of just the chicken without being held so we can see the whole body to tell if he has saddle feathers and his tail growth...
 

ParkerVA

Songster
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
273
2
151
Blue Ridge, VA
Yep it is a rooster and most likely a cuckoo Marans.

ETA: I say Marans because of his white legs and his coloring isn't crisp like a Barred Rock should be.
 
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tfpets

Mmm, tastes like chicken
12 Years
Jan 7, 2008
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11
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N.Cali/Chico/Forest Ranch
How do you accidently get a beautiful specimen of a Cuckoo Marans Rooster (Cuckoo feather pattern, coloring, leg color) that a lot of Marans fans would drool over? He really appears to be a nice sturdy guy, you could be well on your way to excellent breeding stock! That, or breed him to a blue egg layer, and their offspring could give you the olive egg layers! Funny, what you get in a box? Surprise! It's not a Barbie at all!

Tina/tfpets
 

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