4.5 week old Barred Rock... Roo or Pullet?

PDDSinger

Hatching
7 Years
May 24, 2012
7
1
7
Phoenix, AZ
This is an almost 5 week old Barred Rock. I am concerned "She" is a "He". She has started getting her wattle sooner than the other chicks and has a more pronounced comb. HOWEVER, her coloring suggests she is a pullet. Anyone have a more educated idea as to whether this is a Roo or Pullet? Any help wold be appreciated. Thanks!
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,191
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
My Coop
Here is my boy @ 5 weeks - note how much bigger his comb is than yours - and how much lighter in colouring he is.
My girls - dark like yours. One has quite the colour on the comb. I think yours is a girl. Where did you get her from?
 

Vickilynn45

Songster
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
320
8
108
This is an almost 5 week old Barred Rock. I am concerned "She" is a "He". She has started getting her wattle sooner than the other chicks and has a more pronounced comb. HOWEVER, her coloring suggests she is a pullet. Anyone have a more educated idea as to whether this is a Roo or Pullet? Any help wold be appreciated. Thanks!
I really, really hope that s/he is a pullet! This looks exactly like our Pheazy who is six weeks old, and I don't think Pheazy's comb is quite as pronounced. But we have been so on-edge about it because we are really attached to her/him lol.
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
19,042
1,191
421
Shediac Cape NB, Canada
My Coop
I really, really hope that s/he is a pullet! This looks exactly like our Pheazy who is six weeks old, and I don't think Pheazy's comb is quite as pronounced. But we have been so on-edge about it because we are really attached to her/him lol.
At six weeks - if the comb is less pronounced than this one - definite pullet!
Look at what one week will do in comb development - this guy is 6.5 weeks old here.
Again @ 5.5 weeks
4.5 weeks
 

Vickilynn45

Songster
7 Years
Apr 16, 2012
320
8
108
At six weeks - if the comb is less pronounced than this one - definite pullet!

Look at what one week will do in comb development - this guy is 6.5 weeks old here.

Again @ 5.5 weeks

4.5 weeks
Ok, this just made my day!! Thanks.
 

PDDSinger

Hatching
7 Years
May 24, 2012
7
1
7
Phoenix, AZ
Thank you all for your knowledgeable opinions! Since we live in Phoenix, I was hoping "She" was going to stay a "She"! To answer the question "where did you get her from", she is a replacement , purchased from a local feed store, Western Ranchmen, for a chick we lost to a scorpion. Thanks again for all the help!
 

GreyhoundGrrrl

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 5, 2012
90
6
33
Madrid, NM
Although it seems the final decision has been made, I'll vote girl too. My girls started getting slightly more pronounced combs (more than what they had before, like they hit a little growth spurt) about this age and it had me concerned but they are now 7 weeks old and are very obviously Hens. So I, too, believe you have an adorable little girl there.

I love the Barred Rocks, so far they are my favorite :)
 

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