Pullet or Roo - Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by akphotography, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. akphotography

    akphotography New Egg

    Aug 6, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I am new to chickens so I am hoping you can help me. I cannot keep any roos, so I need to find a new home if they are both roos. I have two 8 week old bantam barred __________?? I got a bantam mix from Cackle hatchery, so I think they are either barred rocks or dominiques. The bigger one just started crowing, so I know it's a roo. The other one has always been smaller, was later in getting it's feathers and has a different shaped comb. I don't know if this means its a hen or just a different breed roo....??? Please help.

    Smaller barred _______ - he or she???

    Larger barred rock - Roo for comparison

    Both together - larger on the left and smaller on the right
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Hillsborough, NC USA
    They both look like roos to me. The barred rock females I had were much darker, and the barred rock roo I had got his comb early like that too. I did find a 4H kid who too took him for a breeding project, so you might have some luck if you can contact your local 4H organization. Pretty though! [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Both males. Very good looking BR boys, too.
  4. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Quote:Agreed. Their barring looks really good for hatchery birds!
  5. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mmhmm, both boys. Like the others said that's an amazing, truly amazing colouration for hatchery birds, and just in general too! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. 33yardbirds

    33yardbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    Nice roos. The pic with them together showa some hackles starting to come in and the light coloring in both would suggest Gents.
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Both roos...they look very healthy. Beautiful birds.
  8. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    As others have said...2 pretty little roos there! [​IMG]
  9. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Franklin Ga
    both roos
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Agreed. Their barring looks really good for hatchery birds!


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