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What gender are these 2 month old Barred Rocks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Magicians, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Magicians

    Magicians Out Of The Brooder

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  2. btruegs

    btruegs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First 3 look like pullets. Is the 4th ones comb folding over??
     
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  3. Magicians

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    A few more pictures of fourth one.
    Thank you!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Where did the birds come from? I don't think they're pure barred Rocks, but I do think they're all cockerels.
     
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  5. dsparsonnet

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    Looks like a Dominique to me? I have one just like it-about the same age and that's what it was sold as.
     
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  6. Magicians

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    They came from a small farm incubator hatch. May not be pure BR. Barred Rocks at this age seem hard to sex because a lot of contradictory info online. Also this breed male and female adults have combs.
     
  7. Magicians

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    I do think one may be Dominique for sure. The farmer had a mixed bag of Chickens but was told they were BR. I live in city limits so I can't keep roosters. I have 6 Rhode Island Reds and 2 other adult BR hens.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    At what age do roosters crow?
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    If the farmer had a mixed bag of chickens then they are mixed breeds, unless he had breeding pens set up. They all look like cockerels to me, possibly black sex link cockerels.
     
  9. drumstick diva

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pure barred Rocks at this age aren't usually too hard to sex. The confusion comes when the birds are mixed, then the "rules" of sexing don't apply. But, no matter the breed, that much comb and wattles with that much red at this age indicates male.

    Dominiques have a rose comb. I'm not sure what kind of comb that last bird has, but it doesn't look like a rose. Possibly a mixed comb?
     
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