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please help!! really confused

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by charliedog, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. charliedog

    charliedog New Egg

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    I have a silkie who is the boss who was laying but suddenly stopped and stayed in her coop now no this is brooding can't see an egg in there though! But my concern is that I also have a barred rock who I thought was female but hasn't laid the other day I caught my barred rock ontop of my silkie. I'm very new to owning chickens they are 10 months and I really confused about them could any help what gender is my barred rock please[​IMG]
     
  2. Table4Six

    Table4Six Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] And I think thats a hen, at 10 months, if it were a rooster, it would be crowing.
     
  3. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure that's a hen too. Her feathers all look round, no pointy roo feathers, and her comb and wattles aren't huge either. They probably just had a scuffle and the silkie might be stressed, hence the stop in egg laying. I don't think your BR is an actual or pure BR either. Looks like she could be a cuckoo marans or a BR or CM mix
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a hen to me.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty sure that that's a hen.
     
  6. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    It's a hen A male barred rock would be way lighter in color than that
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X5 on hen. :eek:)
     
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Are you sure of the age of BR?. Legs don't have the blacker areas I would expect for a pullet, and maybe some saddle feathers? If younger than you think, could be a roo?
     
  9. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    Perhaps it's a cuckoo Orpington?
     

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