A possible pullet in my flock of Barred Rock roos? What do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by slaird61, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. slaird61

    slaird61 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you've been following my chicken saga you know that I took in 30 abandoned Plymouth Barred Rock chicks that were all thought to be roos. Over the past two weeks of development there is one chick who stands out from the rest. He is the same size as two of the other smaller chicks but he's a little darker, squattier, has a smallish comb and has a different tail shape than the others. Could he be a she? Tell me what you think?

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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If its the same age, I think it could be a pullet. Looks a little younger than the others to me though.
     
  3. undergroundchickens

    undergroundchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO I think it is just a slower maturing roo. It lacks the darker coloring down its legs and still has a much redder comb than my female BRs had at that age. Sorry. [​IMG]

    Here is a picture of one of my girls at 6 weeks (about how old yours look to me).

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    And another of the same bird at 3 months. Just starting to get waddles.

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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Colorwise it looks like a roo....probably just the "runt" of the bunch.
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Looks like a runty boy to me, too.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope, he's a boy.
     
  7. slaird61

    slaird61 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well so much for wishful thinking. Thanks for the replies! I have found homes for most of my chicks so all but 4 or 5 will be leaving me this week and I will be ordering some pullets to go with them at a later date. [​IMG]
     

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