What are my hens? Is my Rooster a Barred Rock or Holland?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by girlwndr, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. girlwndr

    girlwndr Hatching

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    Can anyone help with identifying my chickens?

    We THOUGHT we bought 4 pullets- our first chickens! We have definitely decided the barred chicken is a rooster - "she" is crowing and everything. I love it, my hub grumbles. The pictures are from the end of June, so the roo's comb is much bigger now.

    Can anyone tell if the Roo is a Barred Rock or Holland. I read about ear colors, but I can't tell what color his ears are.

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    And I have no idea on the hens - can anyone tell me what breed? They look most like Wyandottes to me, but I have looked through so many pictures and none look just like our hens.

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    Thanks for helping out a newbie!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    BEAUTIFUL Barred Rock roo.

    And some nice Silver Laced Wyandotte mixes.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    OH, I forgot.

    WELCOME TO BYC!

    We are so glad you are here!
     
  4. popcornpuppy

    popcornpuppy Songster

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    The rooster is a Barred Rock. I don't know about the hens. I am sure there are other people here that can answer the breed qusetion about the hens.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    The hens are SLWs. Barred Hollands are not all that common. That is a BR, IMO.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I have to agree. Barred Plymouth Rock cockerel and the hens are Silver-Laced Wyandottes. Hatchery stock very rarely ever matches the standard for the breed.
     
  7. girlwndr

    girlwndr Hatching

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    [​IMG] Thank you all for your confirmation. I love this website!
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Barred Rock roo
     

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