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Is she a he? Possible rooster. -pictures-

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cupman, May 6, 2011.

  1. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These barred rock chickens are just shy of one month old. I have been reading around and it sounds like I could have a rooster. I hope it's a hen but what can you do? I've heard the lighter colored barred rock can indicate a rooster, but I've also heard people have light barred rock that lay. Anyways here are the pictures of the 2 barred rock side by side. with a couple other girls poking their heads in for the camera.

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  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure how to tell with barred rocks..But the one on the right has a larger

    comb, which could be a sign of a male bird.
     
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  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, looks like you have a pair.. one of each. The one on the left has the bigger redder comb and is lighter in color, both which indicates a cockeral.

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  4. egg_tastic

    egg_tastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree, the BR on the left is lighter in color with a larger/redder comb. Rooster!
     
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

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    looks like a roo to me
     
  6. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one on the left looks Roo! Kinda like mine~ and watch out for the one on the right my second (supposed) Roo came in a little slower but was real bright red and smaller [​IMG]

    Good Luck!
     
  7. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well shucks. I don't live inside the city so I can probably keep it. How many hens per rooster? I have 13 chickens, only one rooster so far counting this guy. If I were to hatch some eggs he fertilized that belonged to a Rhode Island red would that be fine? Does it come out looking like a mutt? Anyways, thank you all for the help. I hope this is my only rooster!
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, the lighter one is a boy.
     
  9. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Yep, the one on the left is male.
     
  10. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a cockerel (on left) and a pullet (on right). As to your question, you would want to have at most 15 hens per rooster to ensure fertility. (and cross-breeding him would be just fine if you don't want to show your chickens)
     

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