What gender is my barred rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MerleMice, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The group is 18 weeks, & I have 3 barred rocks. 2 are obviously male, but 1 just doesn't have as large of a comb, and doesn't have any large tail feathers like the other two. I know the saddle feathers should be a dead give away, but while they don't look the same as my other pullets, they aren't outrageously pointy. Blah, I can't tell.

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    ^My questionable one.



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    ^Vs one of the obviously male BR, who actually weighs less.

    I can go out & take specific picture of certain areas on the chicken, just let me know. Things have started crowing in the last couple of weeks, but I haven't seen the questionable one do it.
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a male, females would be more black than white, from the picture the saddle feathers look pointier than a pullet also.
     
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  3. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The light barring and prominent pointed saddle feathers all point to a rooster. Sorry. :eek:(
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    That is definitely a rooster.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rooster for sure.
     
  7. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No need to be sorry! It was in a mixed group of 15 "males" of which 2 turned out to be females. I was hoping that my luck would run in 3s and I would end up with an extra hen. Oh well! I'm glad I learned something new today. :)
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Both are males.
     

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