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16-week-old Barred Rocks - Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hat Lady, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Hat Lady

    Hat Lady New Egg

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    Our chicks are now about 16 weeks old. All four are barred rocks. The one in the front of the top picture might be a barred rock mixed with a copper maran. (The beak and legs are more yellow than the other three.) I just wanted to double check with y'all that all four are in fact pullets. Our last batch were all roos, so I don't want any surprises here. Thanks for the input. You guys are the best!
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They look like girls, if their ages are correct. The one sitting in the foreground is most likely a BR cross, not a pure BR. The barring is almost lacing on the chest area so I'm sure that's a cross, as you mentioned might be possible (I said that before I re-read your post and you said it may be a cross, so yep, it is). I have had quite a few of those. It's subtle, but you learn with experience.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Hat Lady

    Hat Lady New Egg

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    Thank you both very much. Can you guess how close to laying they might be? I can't wait for that first egg!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a few weeks yet.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    The one in the back right of the first pic will be your first layer. The others have a ways to go.
     
  7. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think they are all hens
     
  8. sugarjax06

    sugarjax06 Out Of The Brooder

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    pullets [​IMG]
     
  9. WildflowerJLH

    WildflowerJLH Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Curious how you can tell? Is it comb/wattle development?
     

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