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I think Barbie might not be a girl, pics included

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by comerrick, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. comerrick

    comerrick Songster

    May 15, 2008
    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?

  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    I don't have Barred Rocks, but I'm guessing YES!
    Barbie is a boy.
  3. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    A very handsome boy!
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    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...
  5. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2008
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cuckoo Marans, not BR. And a rooster for sure.
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    How about Barberino? [​IMG]

  8. chicken stalker

    chicken stalker TOS Rocks!

    Aug 31, 2008
    Binghamton, NY
    pretty sure it's Ken not Barbie:D
  9. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    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!

  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    that would be MR.BARBIE!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

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