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Barred Rock, Hardly any feathering out compared to other chicks.... Hen or Roo?

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I'm new to chickens and have 6 chicks and one, a barred rock, has hardly feathered out at all compared to the others. I've looked up the info on head spots, leg coloring, etc and still have no idea. I'm starting a small backyard flock and can only have hens, so I really hate to get attached to this little one if it's a roo that I can't legally have. Any insight would be appreciated :) 

 

Here's pics from when the chick was approximately 2 days old, the day I bought at a feed store (supposedly sexed as hens)

 

And here's pics from today, will be 2 weeks old tomorrow. 

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It's too young to tell, sorry! Post updated pics in at least a month or two.

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Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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It's too young to tell, sorry! Post updated pics in at least a month or two.

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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!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
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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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There is a gene for slow feathering. I had one that had not grown in feathers at 8 weeks.
6 cats, 2 dogs, 17 chickens, 1 horse, 1 husband, 2 grown daughters, 4 grandkids
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6 cats, 2 dogs, 17 chickens, 1 horse, 1 husband, 2 grown daughters, 4 grandkids
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post #5 of 6

:welcome

 

Small, tight head spot, dark wash on  the legs, small white bars on the wings---those things all say female.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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agree

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