Roo or hen??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rainlips, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. rainlips

    rainlips Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Barred rock that I was pretty sure it was a hen but the last week or so she has been climbing on the other hens like a roo. Is this action part of the pecking order or could she be a he? Has anyone ever experienced this with their girls?

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    (I will post pics of her tail and legs tomorrow)
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not a barred rock hen , it looks to be a Dominique/ easter egger cross . I think its a rooster too.
     
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  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x3, from the muff and comb he is most definitely not a Barred Rock (most likely som ekind of EE cross maybe with a Dominique), he's also a rooster as I can see saddle feathers near his tail area.
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed rooster.
     
  6. rainlips

    rainlips Out Of The Brooder

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    Well..... Shoot! Lol
    I was way off! That helps a lot!!!! Not what I want to hear [​IMG] but thank you!!!
     
  7. rainlips

    rainlips Out Of The Brooder

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    One more question.... Will too many rooters cause the hens too much stress and stop them from laying? We got a set of 6 "hens" this past fall and 2 of those have turned out to be roos not counting the 2 we already had.
    I plan on sending at least 2 to freezer camp anyway but just wondering if it's why I'm not getting eggs...
     
  8. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, hens can be stressed out if they are being chased constantly by a bunch of roosters. I would only recommend only one rooster unless you have 12+ hens.
     

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