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Poll Results: Who is a rooster

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Vulture (Ameracuna/Easter Egger)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Rosemary (Buff Orpington)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Thyme (Buff Orpington)
  • 11% of voters (1)
    Beyonce (Ameracuana/Easter Egger)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Chicken Nugget (number 1) (Barred Rock)
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Roxi (Sex Link)
  • 44% of voters (4)
    Chicken Nugget (number 2) (Barred Rock)
  • 11% of voters (1)
    Big Bird (Ameracuana/Easter Egger)
  • 33% of voters (3)
    None of the above/Not Sure
9 Total Votes  
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Powellcole5490 View Post
 

So I went through and was re-reading everyone's comments about our possible cockerel and I think I discovered something.  Everyone kept saying the lighter color possibly indicates chicken nugget #2 is a male; however, I don't think the picture of chicken nugget #1 does it justice.  I believe the picture makes the first one appear darker than the second but in actuality they are almost identical in every way.  The only differences we can see are the orangeish face and legs vs a darker face and legs.  But if they are not showing off much of a comb at 10 weeks, I'm starting to think all our "ladies" are in fact all ladies...  What do you think?

 

Coleman


I think they're both pullets. There are individual differences, some slightly lighter, some darker, but most every BR male would have a very distinct comb by 10 weeks old.

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post #22 of 24

agree with Speckled Hen   who really knows barred rocks

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post #23 of 24
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agree with Speckled Hen   who really knows barred rocks


Thanks for the endorsement, diva. I do know BRs, but sexing really is an art and sometimes, photos can be deceiving since some of the sexing of a barred bird depends on seeing its coloring well enough-lighting and a camera flash can skew what you're seeing-that and, some just are pretty confusing. Lexie was very confusing to the folks on BYC years ago, but since then, hundreds of BR chicks have been hatched here, out of those first hatchery birds, then later, my current Marvin Stukel heritage line. Now, those are not so easy to sex immediately. The boys often have smaller, tighter-appearing head spots and some dark on their legs, too. Makes it a little tricky unless someone is just very experienced with them....and even then....

 

 

I went back to look at BR #2 and I still think it's a pullet, IF and only if the age is over 10 weeks old-some folks are a little off on age of their chicks, but if you're sure. I've never had a comb that tiny on a BR male at that age. Pointy, shiny saddle feathers show up on the back around 12-14 weeks old, so that is the next clue you'd look for, but no comb? Hmm. If that bird pops a big comb now, it would be the latest I've ever heard of in a BR male.


Edited by speckledhen - 4/29/16 at 5:45am

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"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen
 

 

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post #24 of 24

My current breeding male when he was approximately 12 weeks old-his saddle feathers were just barely emerging, but you see the comb/wattles on that boy then. This is fairly typical of the rate they grow, hatchery or heritage line, so this is why, even though she's light, I am going with pullet still on #2. But, hatchery stock can be all over the place it's only an educated, albeit very educated, guess.

 

The comb on your #2 is so small, I can't even tell for sure if it's a single or a rose or pea. It is single, right?

 


Edited by speckledhen - 4/29/16 at 5:56am

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