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6 week Barred Rock -hen or roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Montana-Hens, May 6, 2011.

  1. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 20, 2008
    Buxton, Montana

    This barred rock is giving me pause. It should be easy but hmmmmm. It is 6 weeks old, but the comb is pinking up too soon, while the feather color says girl. Looking for your opinions.
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    I say name "it" Michael Jackson and just wait a while. Best thing to do if you dont know if its a boy or girl... [​IMG]
  3. Souffle

    Souffle Out Of The Brooder

    I have three PBRocks and two look like your hen. See my site to see the rooster. His comb came in two weeks ahead of theirs. I think you've got a hen. Did yours come from Ohio? Maybe we have siblings.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  5. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Laurens SC
    like souffle my barred rocks are just the same. my girls stayed darker and my, used to be Joan Jet, is now for sure Jet Lee. he is the same he is patterned the same but almost a grey instead of black and white and his comb is a bit different shaped at the back of it. but all three are pink in color( combs)
    good luck..
    out of the 12 Pullets I bought . 2 for sure are roos and still wondering about one of the dark Brahmas? not to bad I don't guess though..

  6. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    West Jefferson
    Quote:X2 Has all the charcteristics of being a very pretty girl!
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I think you're safe too [​IMG] Went back to look at my six week pics and my barred rock girl's comb was pinking up moreso than any of my other breeds...looks pretty similar to yours (although I couldn't find a good shot of whether her wattles were turning).
  8. tornado8070

    tornado8070 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2010
    Ruth, MI
    I would say pullet...the barring is more refinned as with the pullet trait.
  9. mywifewasonherenowiamalso

    mywifewasonherenowiamalso Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2011
    color says pullet but your chicken doesnt look kosher, cant say what it is but it looks different than ones i have seen
    might just be me though
  10. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    yours looks like 1 of my 4 BR's...... I was questioning the same thing the past couple days..... this particular one of mine is making some FUNNY sounds too..... guess we will have to both wait and see to know for sure...

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