1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

What do you think of this Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sphinx, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,216
    56
    238
    May 10, 2010
    Utah
    A friend of mine called me in a panic a few days ago. A chicken had wandered into his yard. He doesn't keep chickens. None of his neighbors keep chickens. His daughters named it "Phil" and wanted to adopt it, but he just didn't feel ready for that kind of commitment and gave it to me.

    I didn't do proper flock integration protocol because it's too *(&(T%(*&* cold to maintain two coops right now, especially if one chicken is all alone and has nothing for body heat, so crossing my fingers that Phil is healthy.

    I'm thinking that Phil is a younger pullet, but I have zero experience with Barred Rocks, so I don't know for sure. Phil is a little smaller than my full grown hens, but definitely large fowl.

    [​IMG]

    This was the best shot I could get of Phil's face.

    Body shot while foraging.
    [​IMG]



    Another awkward body shot (hey, the scratch tasted soooooooo good after a couple weeks of foraging through snow!!!)

    [​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    31,452
    3,522
    538
    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Looks like you got a free egg layer! Not any time soon, from the look of the comb, but eventually.

    Speaking of the comb, she may not bur pure as that comb has some wobble to it, but in this case who really cares? Call her a barred rock and enjoy her.

    Why can't I ever have free hens show up?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,692
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I'd vote girl on Phil, looks pretty dark and not much comb/wattle development for the size.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,561
    1,148
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Looks like a pullet to me. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,216
    56
    238
    May 10, 2010
    Utah
    That's what I was thinking- the comb seems very small to me. It's pale, but I could've chalked that up to her life on the run.

    I am sure she's not show quality- instead of a solid yellow leg, there seems to be some other color there, like some darker marks.

    When I agreed to take her in, I figured that she was probably either very old, or a cockerel. To get a pullet that's coop ready dropped in my lap is pretty awesome!


    Although, last summer, I had a silver penciled hamburg hen dropped into my lap- an old friend was over the limit and the city was cracking down on her.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,603
    1,310
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Looks like a pullet; either a barred rock or barred rock mix. Should start laying eggs in the spring.
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,216
    56
    238
    May 10, 2010
    Utah

    Truth be told, she could never lay and I wouldn't notice. She joins 5 other light brown egg layers. [​IMG]
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

    7,687
    495
    288
    Dec 3, 2012
    Indiana
    X2
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    63,114
    7,289
    726
    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    X 3 on barred rock pullet.
     
  10. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chillin' With My Peeps

    200
    5
    68
    Dec 26, 2013
    its a girl !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by