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Is our 6 wk old Barred Plymoth Rock a cockrel?

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Yes.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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Even if the comb is yellow? These are our first chicks and this is bumming us out!
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Given the light barring and the size of the comb at 6 weeks, you have a cockerel. The comb will begin to redden up over the next few weeks.

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Pullets, of the barred rock variety will appear to be darker barred than the cockerels will.  They will also not develop such a large comb, so early on.  Sorry to say, the lighter appearance to the barring, and the comb size already, indicate that this is a cockerel.  His comb will get larger and more red over the next few weeks. 

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I would defiantly say that is a cock.  With Barred rocks and Plymouth rocks if the barring is lighter they are cockerels, darker barring and they are pullets.

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Meet the Feather Mountain Flock!
Peep (Amerucana), Frosting (Delaware), Hazel (Speckled Sussex), Circuit (Buckeye), Paisley (White Cochin), Mr. Stella (Birchen Cochin Bantam), Lacey (Golden Laced Wyandotte), Aurora, (Splash Andalusian), Venus (Blue Andalusian), Twinkie (Buff Orpington), Raven (Australorp), Winston (Salmon Faverolle) and 2 Pekin ducks! Mini and Hercules!
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