Updated Barred. Rock pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Samjoe, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Samjoe

    Samjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    I posted these guys a month ago and just wanted to give y'all another look so I can move on. Best guess on age is 22 weeks.
    #1 is starting to grow some new feathers on it neck and sides. Cockerel right?
    #2 is a smaller bird supposedly from the same hatch.
    Neither has shown any rooster behavior except they have squared off once or twice,only ending in dirty looks though. Sorry if this is obvious but I'm still learning. Thanks in advance. [​IMG][/IMG]this is #2
    [​IMG]#1
     
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like a rooster to me.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're roosters, but not pure barred Rocks. They might have one Rock parent, but they're mixed breeds.
     
  4. Samjoe

    Samjoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ya'll. On the # 1 bird,those pin feathers coming in on the neck and sides,what's the proper tem for those?Just for future reference.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    A pure Barred Rock rooster would be lighter in color, with less messy looking markings.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those feathers that grow long and pointy on males are hackle feathers on the neck, and saddle feathers on the back, in front of the tail.
     

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