What breed (and maybe gender) is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stoutfamily, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. stoutfamily

    stoutfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I recently moved into a new place. The previous renters left this chicken and I'm trying to figure out what breed it is. I'm pretty sure it's a she, but please correct me if I'm wrong. We haven't found any eggs yet, but she is free to roam the neighborhood as our yard is not fenced in. I started calling her Rockadoodle even though she's not a rooster.

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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    barred rock, hatchery stock ??? Hard to tell with no tail. [​IMG] I would guess roo but it could be a manly hen! [​IMG]
     
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  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    it looks like a he to me, I'm surprised that you don't hear him crowing, those saddle feathers look suspicious to me. Looks a bit immature yet, must be young.
    That's an interesting comb he's got going on. Looks like something got his tail too.

    A Barred Rock should have yellow legs. I bet it's probably a mutt.
     
  4. stoutfamily

    stoutfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    No, no crowing... not yet anyway. It mostly sleeps in the house, so I think I would definitely hear it. From what I've gathered from one of my neighbors, its at least 3 months old. He said the chicken was here when he moved in and that was about 3 months ago.

    Also, I don't think the previous owners took very good care and it was recently attacked by something (a dog I'm guessing; all the neck feathers were missing) and so it has looked a little ruffled since we've been here. Doesn't look all smooth and nice like most of the chicken pictures of seen on here. Not sure if that makes a difference.
     
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  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks alot like my almost 9 week old barred rock roos
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  6. stoutfamily

    stoutfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    It does. Does he already crow? How soon would it start crowing if it was a he?
     
  7. bigchicken2

    bigchicken2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock roo
     
  8. Go Eggs Go

    Go Eggs Go Out Of The Brooder

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    BR Roo!
     
  9. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    Are the legs a deep yellow or white? If white, she may be a Cuckoo Maran. If yellow, Barred Plymouth Rock.
     
  10. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HEN.Legs are light yelow because she is laying for long time.And... every body who say that is a rooster,please post pictures of your chickens.I am not sure you know what you have.
     
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