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What Gender is my chicken?!? Plez Help!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Raynes_mom11, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Raynes_mom11

    Raynes_mom11 New Egg

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    One of my Rode Island Reds hatched out this chicken about 4 months ago. It has gotten huge sence then. The only rooster I have is a Barred Rock. So I guess that means this chicken is half RIR and half Barred Rock. I thought it was a rooster but I am not sure. Also all my other hens pick on it but, the rooster really doesn't.[​IMG]
     
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    It's a rooster. You can see the hackle feathers getting long and pointed.
     
  3. tornado8070

    tornado8070 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say most definately a rooster. By the neck feathers and the comb length and color for such young age.
     
  4. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It is a cockerel, because what you did was create sex-linked birds. (males are barred with slight red tingling in their feathers as shown, females are red and black)
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rooster. It's not a sex-link because you used a Barred Rock roo on a Rhode Island Red hen. If you reversed the cross, and used a RIR roo on a BR hen, then you'd get sex-links. [​IMG]
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Didn't even see that part.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Rooster. I love barred rooster's hackle feathers, they always look kinda lacey to me [​IMG]
     
  9. Raynes_mom11

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    Thank you everyone! I did not intend to breed them one chicken just sat on some eggs before I got to collect them. Does anyone know why the hens pick on him and not my rooster? I thought my rooster would be mean to him if it was a rooster, but he is not the hens are.
     
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    The rooster won't be mean to him until he sees him as a threat. When he is mature they will probably fight to determine who's boss. Hens just seem to be meaner to those chicks who are lower on the pecking order.
     

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