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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.
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BarredRock123 said:
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!

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Figured out how to post pics :)
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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
 
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