2 1/2 week old Barred Rock UPDATED PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jaymeellis06, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. jaymeellis06

    jaymeellis06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Roo or pullet? I think roo but im no expert. I heard these are sexable by their feathers.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me so far. Cockerels appear lighter in color and would have larger legs. You'll know for certain in 3 weeks. The cockerels will start gaining pink color to the combs then. In first week the signs are the shape of head spot and size of legs and if legs have a dark wash on front.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Or, it's a single factor barred cockerel. It's really too early to say which, unless you know for sure it came from two pure BR parents, then I'd say pullet. I've had quite a bit of experience of late with those not so normal barred cockerels and they look almost identical to a BR pullet at that age, except you get a larger pink comb early on to signify male. A regular Barred Rock male carries two barring genes, making him appear lighter in color than the pullet, but not with the single barred male. Where did you get it?
     
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  4. jaymeellis06

    jaymeellis06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched it myself. I got the egg from a friend that keeps her breeds penned up separately so i dont think its mixed.
     
  5. jaymeellis06

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    This was last week
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If it's not mixed, then it's most likely a pullet. There was one instance where I got a single barred cockerel from two normal BR parents, but I do think that's very rare.
     
  7. jaymeellis06

    jaymeellis06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'll keep "her" until she starts looking like a he. Thanks!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also thinking pullet.
     
  9. jaymeellis06

    jaymeellis06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, i sure hope so.
     
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