Is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hull18, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Hull18

    Hull18 Chirping

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    Im.gonn say this one is 6 weeks old. Barred rock. I suspect this is a rooster. 20180327_142645.jpg 20180327_142627.jpg 20180327_142637.jpg
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Not a barred rock. Your pictures are a bit blurry, but I believe it's a barnevelder. Probably rooster with that comb. It should turn more pink in the next week or two if it is and the chest will get darker. I would say it's a rooster at this point but wait a few weeks to be sure.
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Cockerel. Not a Barred Rock, reminds me of a Welsummer.
     
  4. lifetimechicklover

    lifetimechicklover Chirping

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    I have some OE bantams that look a lot like your chicken. They're 5 wks. old. I can tell the roosters from the pullets by looking for the waddles. One of mine has no comb yet, but the red waddles are very prominent. I could be wrong on this, and it might just be the breed I have. I guess time will tell you and me.
     
  5. Hull18

    Hull18 Chirping

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    I'll
    try to get a better pucturi
     
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  6. Hull18

    Hull18 Chirping

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    This was the best I could get right now. I was wrong about the bread and I will look into those the only other breed I thought I had at this age was a brown leghorn
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I still think it's a barnevelder. Too dark for a leghorn. I like my barnevelder. My roosters are always gentle and good boys.
     
  8. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    That's a Barnevelder cockerel.
     
  9. bobbi-j

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    It could well be a little cockerel. What does it look like compared to your other chickens that age? That's one thing to look for. Not a guaranteed way to find out, but maybe a place to start. As it gets older, look for pointed hackle feathers (at the bottom of the neck) and saddle feathers (on the back, toward the tail). The tail feathers are also a good give away.
     
  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    Those don't show up until 4-6 months of age. By than he should know by the coloration that it's a rooster as they are darker than the laced hens.
     
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