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Hi, a couple weeks ago I got a Barred Rock Chick and I was told it was a female, but its comb is growing in faster then the others, so can anyone tell me if it is a male or a female

 

5-6 week old Barred Rock 

post #2 of 6

That's a cockerel.

post #3 of 6

I know Barred Rocks have color difference between Cockerel & Pullet, which I've no clue BUT the comb is not red nor does it have any wattle, I'm guess Pullet 

post #4 of 6

A boy would have more defined barring and wattles at this age. Pullets are darker and look more speckled - they develop more defined barring when older. I'm no expert but looks like a girl. 

post #5 of 6

Can you show the tail?

post #6 of 6

I'd say pullet as well.  As JaeG suggested, the white in barring would be much more noticeable in a cockerel... This is my (now 7yr. old) barred rock hen when she was about 6 weeks old.  Noticeable comb...muted bars.

 


Edited by teach1rusl - 5/19/16 at 5:37pm

Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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Caretaker of a lovely mixed flock including: australorp, plymouth rocks, wyandotte, d'uccles, silkies, EEs, andalusian, and a few seramas, plus a golden retriever, great dane, and three cats.  I always swore that I wouldn't succumb to chicken math.  I lied.
 

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