What gender is my Barred Rock??

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by BarredRock123, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    I have a 2 1/2 month old Barred rock, he/she has some characteristics of a rooster, (larger waddle, spurs, etc.) but I don't want to get rid of any birds. Please help me determine what gender he/she is.
    - Thank You!

    (Sorry I couldn't figure out how to put pictures in, so it's my profile picture.)
     
  2. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Figured out how to post pics :)
     

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  3. Apyl

    Apyl New Member

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    That would be a rooster :) And yes I'm sure. Females have very small combs and are darker.
     
  4. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Thank you so much! Truth hurts, but better than a lie :)
     
  5. Taurimu

    Taurimu New Member

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    Yes it is a rooster. Males are lighter in colour. Females ae very dark. But please remeber you can get some lighter Male birds and you need these to keep Barring true.
     
  6. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock New Member

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    the males have twice as much barring as the females, that's why you can use barred rock hens in sexlink matings with a red rooster, males pass the barring to the daughters and the mothers pass it to the sons
     
  7. chickendust

    chickendust New Member

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    Aren't you able to keep roosters? He looks like he'll be a nice looking boy.
     
  8. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    We are currently living in Orem UT with less than an acre of land, and our neighbors HATE loudness... But we plan on keeping him until complaints file in xD
     
  9. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    give those neighbors some eggs & maybe they will shut up for a while.
     
  10. BarredRock123

    BarredRock123 New Member

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    Hahaha! I'll try!
     
  11. TXChickenHead

    TXChickenHead New Member

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    Man, we've got a Barred Rock the same age and 'it' looks the same! But we'll keep him because he's my favorite!!
     
  12. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens New Member

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    I second that about BR hens having tiny combs.. Mine has a very large comb. She is 1 1/2 years old.