I have two barred rocks, one that is obviously a roo..though he is not crowing yet like all of my buffs (13 roos and only one isn't crowing) Anyway my second BR is not crowing either and looks a bit different than my roo..."she" has darker barring on her head and the comb hasn't grown much at all since about 8 weeks. Here are a few pics of the two of them. Do I have a BR hen. We are butchering on Friday, is it worth keeping "her" to see?? We live in the country so there is really no limit as far as roos go that way. Tweet Tweet our obvious rooster whom we have come to love, he is so gentle, will let you hold him and is good for the kids. 8 weeks Here's my mystery barred rock....hoping it is a hen, but really not expecting it. Just want to know if I should keep it and see. 8 or 9 weeks And here is comparison pics These were taken a couple weeks ago...since then, the darker BR's comb and wattles has not grown at all while Tweet Tweet's has grown a lot. THe darker one has a smaller comb and wattles than any of my BO or Tweet Tweet. The only thing is it does have a few shiny saddle feathers, so I am not sure if a hen can have shiny saddle feathers or not. It has me really stumped, I want to post pics because this isn't good comparison pics compared to how different they look right now. Thanks for any opinions.