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Barred Rock pullet or Black sex link roo?

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Can anybody help me figure out what breed and sex he/she is? There was no sign on them at the store and when I asked the lady said she assumed they were barred rock pullets but wasn't for sure. Now at almost 6 weeks old his/her comb has reddened up and wattles are developing. I knew s/he was too dark to be barred rock roo but then I learned about black sex link roos. I can't tell the difference between them so thought I would ask on here. Anybody have any insight?
P.S. it's the one in the back with the red comb and wattles, obviously wink.png


Edited by dlgama07 - 3/30/16 at 1:57pm
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Was she/he black with a white spot on her head?

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Yes
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I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that Black Sex-Link cockerel chicks are black with a white spot, whereas pullets are pure black. On the other hand, I do know for a fact that Barred Rock pullets have those dark stripes on their feet and that cockerels don't. I had a Barred Rock cockerel for about a year and his feet were plain yellow.

 

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I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that Black Sex-Link cockerel chicks are black with a white spot, whereas pullets are pure black. On the other hand, I do know for a fact that Barred Rock pullets have those dark stripes on their feet and that cockerels don't. I had a Barred Rock cockerel for about a year and his feet were plain yellow.

 

I hope this helped!

Thanks!:)

black sex link cockerels do indeed have a white spot on the head, but so do pure bred barred Rock pullets. They're virtually identical as chicks, they both have the same single-barred characteristics.

 

I think it's a barred Rock pullet. At 6 weeks I'd expect a lot more comb for a little cockerel.

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Thanks everyone! I guess I just didn't realize pullets could get wattles so soon.
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