Roos or hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Redwolf141, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. MMorganE

    MMorganE Out Of The Brooder

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    Im speaking from experience. Your example chart of a barred rock hen is incorrect, from *my experience. Although her (my hen) markings are the same as the charts- her comb is nowhere near the same.
     
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  2. MMorganE

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    I admitt I could be wrong. I have also learned that when buying chickens, especially from feed stores, they are rarely what I am told they are suppose to be or they are so cross-bred it is hard to pin point sex until someone crows. So again...all I can do is answer the original question from my chick raising experience and tell you that my opinion is one roo and one hen, still.
     
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  3. QueenMisha

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    While the comb in the photo is not the ideal, SOP comb for a Plymouth Rock, it is a single comb - which is correct for the breed. A Barred Rock with any comb besides a single would be DQd from even the most lax of show rings, and simply could not be classed as a Barred Rock.

    Is your experience based on the photo you provided in your post which I quoted earlier? That bird is not a Barred Rock. The bird in that photo is a Dominique, which is a breed that does possess a rose comb. A Barred Rock, even from hatchery stock, will never possess a rose comb. The same goes for a Dominique - even hatchery line Doms will never, ever show a single comb. If the bird is a Barred bird from a hatchery with a rose comb, it is and will always be a Dominique.

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    Photos of exhibition BRs from the Plymouth Rock Fancier's of America photo gallery, showing correct combs

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  4. MMorganE

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    What is she?
     
  5. MMorganE

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    And him! What is my midget fuzzy legged rooster?? Rhode island red?
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Dark Brahma...



    Cochin...

    ETA: sorry, Bantam Cochin...
     
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  7. MMorganE

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    Since my rooster is so small with fuzzy feet, is he in the bantam family?
     
  8. MMorganE

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    I Googled and compared and youre totally right. This whole time I thought I had a Rhode Island Red and Sex Links! How cool to know!
     
  9. Ravynscroft

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    Yes... sorry, I edited my post... :)
     
  10. Ravynscroft

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    Glad you are happy... Dark Brahmas are usually great broody mamas...
     

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