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

    Jul 27, 2010
    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.



    Last edited: Jul 28, 2010
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Looks like a pullet, to me.
  4. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
  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

    Mar 4, 2009
    i vote roo
  7. tabschickens

    tabschickens Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 27, 2010
    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 :

    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 might want to consider keeping him around.
  10. GermanChick

    GermanChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
    NW Missouri
    Roo !!!!!

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