3week old barred rock with barely any feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mandtc, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. mandtc

    mandtc Out Of The Brooder

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    Chick on left is my baby girl Emily... She has barely any feathers compared to my barnevelder and light Sussex. But really does not pear to have any roo features. Am I being a paranoid mummy?
    The feathers she does have are kinda ratty on the ends, I haven't seen any pecking from the other birds... Infact she has the biggest "tude" of any of the girls!
    Thoughts all of you experienced and no longer paranoid parents?

    Oh, ps: Hi!!!! I'm new here! :D
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome. At three weeks of age you wouldn't see "roo" feathers just yet if Emily is, in fact, a cockerel. What feathering there is does raise my suspicion, so I would suggest posting again in another 2-3 weeks. The 6+ week range is best for any sort of really good gender assessment for most breeds.
     
  3. mandtc

    mandtc Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh I hope she is a she! Thank you for your reply! I'll just sit tight and try and be patient!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  6. mandtc

    mandtc Out Of The Brooder

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    Nearly five weeks.... I know I should be patient but....
    Pullet ???? Please Pullet fairy? Heheh
     
  7. mandtc

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  8. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mandtc,

    Good luck on your chick & [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Juding by the coloring, I'm pretty sure that you have a cockerel.
     
  10. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto. Cockerels have more white. If it was a pullet, it would almost be just black at this stage. That and the slow feathering are good indicators of a cockerel. Sorry.
     

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