Is my Barred Rock Bantam a hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by watsonhorse, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. watsonhorse

    watsonhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    My Barred Rock is about 2 months old now, and I'm not quite sure if it's a girl or boy.
     
  2. SelfSufficient

    SelfSufficient Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to chickens but based on my reading and research I would guess roo. Seems too red to be a 2 month pullet.
     
  3. mamajo

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    I'm very new as well. But I posted a picture of some of mine, (Rhode Island Reds) and one of the others on the site said that one of mine was a rooster, another one is an early bloomer. The one they said was a rooster is really read in the comb and under the chin. The early bloomer is still no where near red.
     
  4. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    If it is about 8 weeks, it has an awfully big and red comb and waddles, I am guessing roo.
     
  5. stellacorina

    stellacorina Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely a hen
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, it is a hen. If it was a roo, there would be more white feathering. Hens have more black in them just like yours. :thumbsup
     
  7. watsonhorse

    watsonhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    If this is any help, this is he/she at 3 weeks
     
  8. rjchickens

    rjchickens New Egg

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    my grandfather swore bye this method and has worked for me hang the bird by its feet upside down a roo will try to fly up and a pullet will hang there with her wings opened hope this helps......
     
  9. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im very sorry to disagree, but your bird looks to me like it is definitely a male. Also it is not a barred rock. It has feathered legs, so I am thinking a Barred Cochin or a mix.
     
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  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% a cockerel, and looks like a barred cochin not a rock.
     

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