5 Week Old Barred Rock - Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aoxa, May 11, 2012.

  1. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Never in my experience, but once they start, they don't stop lol.
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Still not ready to say this chick is a boy. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] The boy is VERY obvious! [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
  3. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2012
    Linden, Texas
    I'm going to go with pullet!
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  5. starmunki

    starmunki Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2012
    NW ohio
    i'm hoping that's a pullet for you. she's lovely...
    i ended up with just the one BR girl.but she's a doll, so i think we lucked out.
    on the bad side, the one BR roo is so handsome and still so sweet, but he's finding a new home today.
    please keep giving updates about this one.
    until i hear otherwise, i'm still voting pullet.
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    If this one is a roo, I will be tempted to keep him. I am very much hoping it's a girl though. The barring is nicer than my full grown barred rocks, and she's only 6 weeks old. The comb hasn't gotten any bigger or redder, and it's not much bigger than the obvious girls. The boy really has obvious male features.

    I will update this weekend - they will be 7 weeks old!
  7. starmunki

    starmunki Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2012
    NW ohio
    i'm excited to see how things progress. i am quite smitten with your flock [​IMG]
    i'll be looking to your blog as well. (love the new babies rosa & tilly)
    our original 6 turned 7 weeks last saturday! (we still have 3)
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  8. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2012
    Jackson, NJ
    I hope it turns out to be a pullet. That is some nice barring at six weeks. Waiting for an update this weekend.
  9. Wanny07

    Wanny07 New Egg

    Apr 23, 2012
    My little Roo is 5 weeks and his comb is RED and much bigger than your "boy in question". Harley's comb is bigger than the other two 7 week old pullets in with him. MUCH bigger!

    Here is Harley...the boy!
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    aoxa, I found that the show type BRs are so much harder to sex sometimes than hatchery stock! Eventually, it will reveal itself. That one could go either way, in truth, and I'm not going to call it, sorry.

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