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Is my barred rock hen really a ROO???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by markofthebee33, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. markofthebee33

    markofthebee33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me determine if my Barred rock hen is really a roo or not. I have 2 and both are about 15 weeks old, they are not laying yet, neither have long tail fethers and the one I'm most concerned about with the larger comb has the shortest tail of all my hens. Here are a few shots of both of them... The one I'm concerned with has a very large comb that seemed to appear over night. Oh please don't let hr be a roo...

    This is Miss Frank, I do NOT think she is a roo however her tail feathers are longer...
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    another shot
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    this is a body shot of Ethel... The one that MAY be a roo...
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    Ethel's comb... So pretty but nervous its a boy...
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    another body shot of Ethel.
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    Miss Frank again
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    Miss Frank with those tail feathers...
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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    She's a hen all the way!! [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    If they are true BRs, they are both pullets! [​IMG]
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% hens! [​IMG]
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    i second that- she may be getting close to laying....
     
  6. markofthebee33

    markofthebee33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh thank goodness. Thank you for the help. I didn't realize pullets got such large combs.[​IMG]
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Their combs get big and red when they're getting ready to lay. [​IMG]
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ethel is most definitely a lady.
     
  9. markofthebee33

    markofthebee33 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Their combs get big and red when they're getting ready to lay. [​IMG]

    I learn new things every day with my birds. They are so much fun, I'm loving every second with them! I also have 2 EE's that I'm super excited to see what color eggs I get!!!
     
  10. markofthebee33

    markofthebee33 Out Of The Brooder

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