Is this Barred Rock a Roo ?? Need to know before I give it away !!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tabschickens, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. tabschickens

    tabschickens Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Jul 27, 2010
    Maine
    This BR is really confusing me. I need to know if it's a pullet or roo before I give it away.... cause if it's a pullet I am going to keep her....
    I have thought it was a pullet for the past few months but the other morning I heard and saw her do the "start" of a cockadoodledoo..... but the rooster was doing his thing so maybe she was just imitating him ??? She is a bossy pullet and bigger than my leghorns by ALOT. They are all 3.5/14wks old right now.

    Thanks for you help !! [​IMG] It's really appreciated !

    I uploaded pics to my profile but can't figure out how to post them in this topic.
    Thanks

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    Cock a doodle doo [​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    8,650
    37
    303
    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Looks like a pullet, to me.
     
  4. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,024
    10
    151
    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    Roo.
     
  5. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    Hi, If she/he is only 14 weeks old and had a comb and wattles like that, It's a boy. I have 17 and 18 week olds and they barely have anything. If I had to take a guess based on your picture, age, and my pullets its a ROO! Sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    908
    0
    139
    Mar 4, 2009
    fountaintown,indiana
    i vote roo
     
  7. tabschickens

    tabschickens Out Of The Brooder

    13
    0
    22
    Jul 27, 2010
    Maine
    Man it just breaks my heart because I love the two roosters the most.... they were sold to me as "straight run" I could keep them but I have been told that once hormones kick in they will fight because there are only 4 hens with them????

    I also have 4 white leghorn pullets... and they are so flighty..... but the RIR and the BR are so friendly... and I thought they were bf/gf up until a few days ago... now it seems they are just two Roos hanging out all the time.

    I bought them on Apr 16th and they were fuzzy little chicks. So they are only 3.5 months old.

    This BR in the pics does something weird though... he/she prefers not to roost at night.... lays under the poop board... huddles down in the dirt/shavings and goes to sleep.... all the others roost

    Here are some more pics :
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  8. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    100% roo> you can tell my the saddle feathers comming in and look at that comb and waddles sorry>
     
  9. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Quote:I agree! That is 100% roo! He is going to be a looker...you might want to consider keeping him around.
     
  10. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    442
    0
    121
    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    Roo !!!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by