13 Week Old barred Rock Pullet or Cockerel???? Also name suggestions???!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wetrqy1, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. wetrqy1

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    I am suspicious my 13 week old barred rock "pullet" is really a cockerel she/he has not started crowing, but I'm still concerned please let me know what you guys think.???!?
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    He/she name is rosy but if it is infact a cockerel any name suggestions, I was thinking Brooster, but I would love to hear any suggestions

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  2. Lady of McCamley

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    I'm leaning towards roo, but it could still be a hen (still on the darker side of color)...but taller in stance therefore more "roo-ish."

    I may be seeing some spiky hackle feathers, and that definitely is a fairly developed comb and wattles...but it is not super red and some BR hens can mature faster.

    It helped me to take a flashlight out at night and look at the bird. If it has a lot of very shiny spiky hackles (they will sparkle in the light), then it is probably a roo. Hens will have some matted shine to their hackles, but I don't see the sparkle "stripes" that I get with a roo as the light shines off the spiky hackles. If you see some on the back and rump, then it is almost certainly a developing roo who will get saddle feathers.

    Here's a photo of my developing roo at 10 weeks (crowed at 11 weeks).

    Brooster's cute for a name...it just depends on what you want to portray. My roo below was "Flash" after the comic book character (named by my daughter). I've also had a Quiche turn into a "Souffle" (as it "fell" not being a hen).

    It's barred...so you could call it Shakespeare (the Bard rock).

    Start brainstorming and let the fun (and puns) begin.

    HTH
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  3. wetrqy1

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    His/her tail is what is most concerning to me how it is very pointy and slightly curved when he's walking around it looks very "roosterly :/
     
  4. ChickenWisperer

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    Agreed. Looking awful roo-ish to me.
     
  5. Cheeky Chick

    Cheeky Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think far too dark to be a roo. M BR girls are all VERY white, but the dark bars are black. On a BR roo, the bars are more grey.
     
  6. wetrqy1

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    It is a hatchery bird so it may not be pure hence the darker color?
     
  7. Cheeky Chick

    Cheeky Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe. or it just might have longer than normal tail feathers. You'll know for sure when you get a crow or an egg, I guess!
     
  8. cafarmgirl

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  9. chicken pickin

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    Looks like a pullet to me also. Picking names for chickens is occasionally hard, good luck finding a name that suits her. My Barred Rock hens names are Bliss, Tori and Rocky.

    Here is one of my pullets at 14 weeks
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  10. Cheeky Chick

    Cheeky Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3, May, June and July. (Started with May and Flower, but Flower passed away, so June and July joined the flock.) :)
     

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