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Can't determine the gender of my barred rocks! Help!

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About 5 or 6 weeks ago I bought 12 Barred Rock chicks from Tractor Supply. I have read so many conflicting things on the internet, some say the female is darker than the rooster but then others say she is lighter than the rooster. I will attach pictures of the chicks. I only have 2 chicks that are a slightly darker color compared to the other 10. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 This is the darker colored chick, I'm assuming this is a hen but not sure. 

Assuming this is a rooster. 

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:welcome

#1 looks like a pullet and #2 looks like a cockerel. If you have good quality stock Barred Rocks then the Hens will be darker and the Roosters will be lighter, but with Barred Rocks from TSC and hatcheries it could really go either way.

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x2

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Rooster or hen???? I have 12 pullets from TSC they are 6 weeks old. They are all dark except this one. It has been gray from the beginning. It has a large red comb and wattle where the dark ones barely have a light pink comb and in most cases no wattle at all.
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Rooster or hen???? I have 12 pullets from TSC they are 6 weeks old. They are all dark except this one. It has been gray from the beginning. It has a large red comb and wattle where the dark ones barely have a light pink comb and in most cases no wattle at all.

That's a cockerel.
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Rooster or hen???? I have 12 pullets from TSC they are 6 weeks old. They are all dark except this one. It has been gray from the beginning. It has a large red comb and wattle where the dark ones barely have a light pink comb and in most cases no wattle at all.

:welcome 

you have a cockerel

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Definitely a rooster.

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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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cockerel

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