8 wk old pics plz

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Robert McGaughey, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. [​IMG] I'm needing some pics of some 8 wk old BR and RIR pullets and cockerels, I'm wanting to know what to look for.
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The one in your avatar is a cockerel. [​IMG]

    At 8 weeks, the main thing to look for is the redness and size of the comb and waddles. Otherwise, if your Barred Rocks still have their chick down left - A male will have a very large white spot on its head, often going back to the neck. A female will have a small, almost perfect and round white spot.
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    These are 7-8 week old pullets (RIR, BR, WLH). Look at the combs and wattles on your chicks for comparison. The males will have larger/darker combs, plus you'll see wattle growth. The BRs should be darker than the cockerels with a grey wash down their legs (see pic)




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