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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Erin7738, Jul 29, 2016.
I'm no expert on Barred Rocks, but it's looking like a cockerel to me.
How old? If a younger bird, cockerel. If older (POL?) then maybe pullet..... I can't see saddle feathers.
I can't see the saddle feathers too clearly, are they rounded or pointed? Based on stance and tail set, I'd say hen.
Cockerels usually don't get their hackle, saddle and sickle feathers until about 10-12 weeks, some earlier and some later. The big, red comb and wattles point to cockerel, depending on age.
Looking at the photos again.....If this guy is the same age as the other birds, I say cockerel. I'm also seeing some pointy hackle feathers, but not sure if that is distortion from the photo.....
He/she is now 13 weeks old. I'll try to get a better picture without the chicken wire between us today.
Thank you all for your help!!
Glad we're helping!
What breed is it? It looks a bit like one of mine and I have no idea what she is.