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2 week old barred rock pullet or roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kristylynne, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. kristylynne

    kristylynne In the Brooder

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    Guesses?
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  2. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    I'm guessing a cockerel, has a big comb and a white patch that is kinda all over
     
  3. kristylynne

    kristylynne In the Brooder

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    Thx. :)
     
  4. topher8547

    topher8547 In the Brooder

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    Get a picture of the legs then I can tell ya. 100%
     
  5. kristylynne

    kristylynne In the Brooder

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    Oh ok. It's dark outside now so lemme see if I got any leg shots...
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    These are the best shots I have with it's little legs. If you can't tell from these I will take a better one tomorrow
     
  6. topher8547

    topher8547 In the Brooder

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    It's kinda hard but look at the legs and if the legs are all yellow ther roo but if they have gray or black on the legs it's a Pullet
     
  7. kristylynne

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    Ok thanks! I'll get a good look tomorrow. I might be see some gray on the feet in the first pic with the chick being held by one if my kids. Thanks again. :))
     
  8. kristylynne

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    Here are some better leg shots I got today.
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Cockerel. I'm pretty darn sure on this one. Though the head spot is large, it is fairly defined on its edges, which is generally a pullet trait. BR sexing rules are not 100% sure, but I do think this is a male.
     
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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Not always. The old line heritage BRs are not as easily sexed as the hatchery stock. Most all my cockerels have some dark on the leg fronts, though it's sketchy. And I've had pullets who were cockerel colored, huge head spot, almost no dark wash on the leg fronts, overall lighter barring. My first BR hen was as light colored as all her sons. Then, if you get a single factor barred male to pop up in a line, which has happened with me years ago with straight BR parents, all sexing rules are out the window.

    That said, with hatchery stock, the pullet leg color is usually dark all the way down. The males may have some dark, but it skips and is mostly concentrated just above the foot.
     
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