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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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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.

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you have a cockerel

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Definitely a rooster.

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Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
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cockerel

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