Sexing - A Rooster in the hen House???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mwatro34, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. mwatro34

    mwatro34 Hatching

    Sep 24, 2008
    I think my 12 week old barred rock is possibly a boy. I will post a picture when I can figure out how to do so. The rock is developing a red comb and wattle; and is very aggressive, chasing the girls around the coop constantly.

    How can I tell the sex? Thanks, Matt[​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  2. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    his tail should be differnt, and he will be a whole lot lighter then the hens, we have one and he is a great roo

    but i would still need pics for sure
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2009
  3. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Songster

    Mar 18, 2009
    Looks like my pullets...roos comb would be much bigger and tons more red...maybe shes just the mother hen?
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I'm not 100% sure without seeing a full body shot, but from what I do see, it looks like a pullet.
  5. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I'd say pullet
  6. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
    Looks girly to me!
  7. blueheaven

    blueheaven Songster

    Mar 10, 2009
    Central Indiana
    i have 8 chicks - and 2 of them are barred rocks. purple is a shy barred rock. she will not come close to me and she must be lower in the pecking order. birdie the other rock is much more aggressive and always comes near me. she is the first to greet me and is very friendly. birdies comb is bigger and red compared to purples. they are both pullets. i just think there are differences in hens like in humans.

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