13 Week Old Barred Rock: Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by revolutionarygardens, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    I think one of my barred rock "pullets" may be a roo. I'm new to raising chickens and wonder if someone can help me figure this out. He or she is 13 weeks old. Pics below. Thanks!

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  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Pullet!! And [​IMG]
     
  3. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea! Thank you!
     
  4. nobodyherebutuschickens

    nobodyherebutuschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hmmmm... That tail looks a bit suspicious.
     
  5. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    How did you know?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a pullet, but I think it's older than 13 weeks. Comb is large for that age Barred Rock pullet, but there are no roosterly stringy saddle or shiny hackle feathers on it.


    These pics will help:

    See the stringy, fringe-like, skinny, pointy bunch of long feathers hanging off the back of this young rooster and over his side, just before you get to the tail? Those are the saddle feathers that designate a rooster.

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    Below is a hen of the same breed--see? No long fringe of feathers hanging over the side near the tail.

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  7. revolutionarygardens

    revolutionarygardens Out Of The Brooder

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    Speckled hen--thanks for the pics--very helpful! I was told that my chicks were two weeks old when I bought them and then added the number of weeks that I have owned them, but the feed store may not have told me the correct age. My others definitely have much less developed combs, which is why I thought it might be a rooster.
     
  8. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a pullet. [​IMG]
     
  9. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% agree pullet. Pretty lady too........
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Agree. Pullet, but more like 15-16 weeks.

    Pretty pullet. Very regal.
     

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