4 1/2 week old Barred Rock/Australorp Chick, Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KristenRae, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. KristenRae

    KristenRae Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are photos of "Dime", a Barred Plymouth Rock and Australorp cross. She feathered out before the other two White Rocks she hatched with (hatched on 6/19/11), and I was pretty confident she was indeed a she until I noticed her comb start to change color... Dime is one of my first chicks. What do the chicken experts think? Is Dime a she? Or is it too early to tell?
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  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your guess is as good as mine [​IMG]
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it is a rooster because of the comb and big thick legs
     
  4. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it is not a barred rocks- or if it is it is a mix. The feathers look similar, but not quite right for a pure BRs. I would watch it for a roo- the comb is quite large for a 4 week old (pullet)....
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Do you know which parent was which? If the barred rock was the momma, you have a sex-link and it would be a boy. If the barred rock was the daddy, there's no telling. I do think the color looks like a pullet, being that dark, but then again that's a fair amount of comb so young and the legs are pretty thick.
     
  6. KristenRae

    KristenRae Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not for certain, but I think the father was a barred rock and mother was an australorp. Until the comb started changing this last week, I was convinced I had a pullet, but it sounds like you agree that she is looking more like a he:-(
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have raised both BR and Australorp...if it were one or the other I could tell you most certainly, but a mix...tricky!

    Pretty good sized comb though...I am going roo....but won't bet a penny on it!

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  8. GothChick

    GothChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Lady,

    I was looking through posts and I saw this one and recognized that chick. LOL! I am really leaning towards male. You should hop over to the Wisconsin thread and join in there's a lot of neat people on there and a few from the GB area as well. [​IMG]
     
  9. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] young but since it is alittle pink I would say boy!
     
  10. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    I am going to say girl on this one.
     

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