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I have two barred rocks that are five weeks old. One is bigger than the other, louder, bossy. One has a comb that is starting to punk up. Any one have any insight as to whether these are girls or boys? They were sold to me as females.
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Edited by CresSr - 2/1/16 at 3:50pm
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Sorry, but it's probably too soon to tell from their external features. As they get older, they will start to look more like pullets or cockerels, but sometimes it is still hard to tell even up to maturity.

 

But on a side note, the gender binary is a myth. I have had roosters who want to set on eggs, and hens who crow and mount the other girls.:lau

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:welcome

 

It's not screaming cockerel to me right off. From the messy barring, though, I'm wondering if it's pure barred Rock. maybe post again in 3ish weeks, we should know for sure by then. 

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Too early but,  I notice the second photo chick  has a black wash on her feet - encouraging sign that it's a  female  (BR?)  Are these hatchery chicks?

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I got them as baby chicks from a private owner near me.
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:welcome

 

It's not screaming cockerel to me right off. From the messy barring, though, I'm wondering if it's pure barred Rock. maybe post again in 3ish weeks, we should know for sure by then. 

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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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