Rooster or Hen, Silver Laced Wyandotte or Plymouth Barred Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fouramens, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. fouramens

    fouramens New Egg

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    HI,

    I am needing help!! I inherited a coop and a friend gave me three "hens". I was told they were a Silver Laced Wyandotte and Two Rhode Island Reds. They are approximately 10-12 weeks old. "Roberta" started honking last week and crowing yesterday. I read that when there a very few chickens and no roosters, the dominant hen can sometimes crow. Am I in denial??
    I also think by all the photo's I have seen that "she" is a Barred Rock, although it has white legs. ??

    I am really enjoying these guys, but won't be able to keep a rooster. Help!!



    Thanks so much!
    Karen
     
  2. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't help out, sorry. But they sure are pretty [​IMG]
     
  3. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds really weird. Looks like a hen, but IS IT? Not really a crow sound that I have heard. Will check back to hear what the pros say.
     
  4. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    If that Barred Rock is 12 weeks old.. You have VERY MUCH a boy! My Barred pullet is 13 weeks old and this is her now


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    Barred Rocks don't have white legs though. They have yellow with sometimes a dark wash on the front. Hopefully somebody will come along with a breed suggestion regarding the white legs..
     
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  5. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but You have a cute Barred Rock Roo...and he is learning to crow.
     
  6. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    Definently NOT a wyandotte.

    The white legs make me think it's a Cuckoo Maran and it's definently learning to crow so i go with rooster.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Quote:I agree on both counts. The coloring and start of boyish tail feathers definitely say boy.
     
  8. fouramens

    fouramens New Egg

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    Thanks so much for your input!

    My question now is, if it is a rooster, at what age do they start looking to become men? I may not be able to find a home for him very quickly. [​IMG]
     

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