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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alamogirl, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. alamogirl

    alamogirl In the Brooder

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    I really don't have any idea how old 'Mary' is. She was missing almost all her tail and back feathers. They guy we got her from said she was about 4 months and that was over 1 month ago. But no eggs yet, and she was making some strange noises this afternoon. Not really a crow, but a strange gurgling sound. She's not at all aggressive or rooster like??????

    The other BR has much paler waddles and comb.

    Sorry this is the best shot. Her legs do look a bit "thicker" stronger? than the others...

    Thanks so much! If it's a boy, I got to find a new home ASAP.

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  2. Sgsf

    Sgsf Songster

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    Looks like a Rooster to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

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    Roo, I'm pretty sure.
     
  4. BekahBear

    BekahBear Songster

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    looks like a boy to me. barred rocks can usually be sexed by their color once their feathers come in. boys are much lighter in color than girls. your "Mary" had the coloring of a roo.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Cock a doodle ROO!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Rooster!

    Some folks honestly would lie to you, by pulling off the tail feathers and say its a hen. Jeez, try stripping out the neck feathers and call that a turken! [​IMG]

    Sorry!
     
  7. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Songster

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    Poor boy, the seller must of been desperate to get rid
     

  8. DoubleTake

    DoubleTake Songster

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    Quote:YUP:D
     
  9. animalbaby4everandalwyz

    animalbaby4everandalwyz Songster

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    rooster but a pretty one at that...but it could be a hen i had a hen who had long spurs and everything and layed eggs!!! So its probably a roo tho...
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    The comb color is not the issue. Barred hens are darker than barred roosters. Though that may not be the case with Barred Rocks. At twelve weeks it's not likely a hen would be that red in the comb. So I would guess a roo. Sorry
    You could google Barred Rocks and compare yours to the pics.

    Rancher
     
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