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5 week old baby plymouth rock chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by juliekim, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. juliekim

    juliekim New Egg

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    Hi there,

    I just bought two baby plymouth rock chicks 2 weeks ago. I believe they were 3-4 weeks old when I got them. I was told that they were both girls based on the size of their comb at that age. One of them has started to get a red colour in her/his comb and face over the last couple of days and I was wondering if he/she may be a rooster? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


    Photo 1: The chick in question is on the right
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    Photo 2: Again, the chick on the right is the one I'm not sure about

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    Photo 3: I think this one is a girl

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    Last edited: Oct 31, 2015
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sorry, but that does look like a little cockerel to me... darker one still looks like a pullet though...
     
  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, I concur... It's a cockerel. His comb is larger, and reddening up, he stands taller, and the "cherry on top" is the male barring pattern I can barely make out in his wings..
     
  4. juliekim

    juliekim New Egg

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    Oh dear.....I was hoping I was wrong. Thank you very much for your help. I'll have to work out what to do with the little guy now!
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    "It" is looking like a cockerel to me. And, I don't think he is a Barred Plymouth Rock since his legs appear pinkish white in the photo (Barred Rocks have yellow legs). He may be a Cuckoo Marans or a mix.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Wyandotte7's post.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. juliekim

    juliekim New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the help. I bought them from a backyard breeder so maybe they are a cross of some sort because they do look much more like cuckoo marans (after i did a bit of research on google). Either way I'm not too fussed, but its really good to know! I'm not sure how different the two breeds are in temprement or eggs?
     
  10. Heron's Nest Farm

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