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What sex and age are these Barred Rocks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Loving My Peeps, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    I recently bought 3 barred rock chicks from an animal trade at TSC. I am pretty sure that I have 2 pullets and 1 roo. I have no idea how old they are but I am slowly introducing them into my flock of 9.....all 7 month old hens. Any idea on the age of these beauties?
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  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    From the picture I can only confirm one roo and one pullet. I would say they are between 4 to 6 months old.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They're not six months, I know. There are two pullets since the color is the indicator here-males and females are different. Males are much lighter 99% of the time.

    Here are two BR pullets at 12 weeks old:

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    Here is one of those same pullets at 21 weeks old:

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    Here is a 14 week old cockerel:

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  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    One roo and two pullets for sure. I'm guessing they're about 3-4 months old.
     
  5. denise70

    denise70 In the Brooder

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    I agree that one looks like a roo.

    If memory serves me (mine are nearly 22 weeks now) these look 3-4 months. A month ago, mine looked nearly full grown, except they weren't as round/ full and didn't have full combs.

    None of mine (all pullets) had a comb that large then so I am assuming that one is a roo.


    Mine at 10 weeks:

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  6. Loving My Peeps

    Loving My Peeps Chicken Whisperer

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    When I got them yesterday the seller thought maybe around 10 weeks old. I was thinking a little bit older....maybe 13 weeks? Any info on raising a BR roo? I've never had a roo before, he is beautiful and so sweet right now [​IMG] hope he stay like that!
     
  7. Muggsmagee

    Muggsmagee Menagerie Mama

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    Quote:Handle him often. Pick him up, give him a mock look over. Talk to him. My boys love complements as much as my girls.
     

  8. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

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    I'm new @ the roo thing so I've got my eyes on this... My roo is 17 weeks. The start of crowing is fun, as they sound like they swallowed a kazoo. I love the male-ness of roo's. have fun
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Duplicate thread in "What Breed or Gender?". Please, no cross posting per BYC rules. [​IMG]
     
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