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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PDDSinger, May 24, 2012.

  1. PDDSinger

    PDDSinger New Egg

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    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![​IMG]
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    it looks like a pullet
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Here is my boy @ 5 weeks - note how much bigger his comb is than yours - and how much lighter in colouring he is. [​IMG] 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?
     
  4. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think a pullet as well. Looks a lot like my Pattie did at that age.
     
  5. DamselinFlannel

    DamselinFlannel Out Of The Brooder

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    I would say a pullet.
     
  6. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    At six weeks - if the comb is less pronounced than this one - definite pullet! [​IMG] Look at what one week will do in comb development - this guy is 6.5 weeks old here. [​IMG] Again @ 5.5 weeks [​IMG] 4.5 weeks
     
  8. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, this just made my day!! Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  9. PDDSinger

    PDDSinger New Egg

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    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!
     
  10. GreyhoundGrrrl

    GreyhoundGrrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    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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