Age and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shicken1icken, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. shicken1icken

    shicken1icken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I have a barred rock. I can't tell the age and was wondering if anyone could tell me if it is old enough to determine the gender. Also can anyone tell me if there are other Tendencies male or females show over one or the other. [​IMG]
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a pullet...possibly 12-16 weeks old? Hard to tell but that's my guess ;)

    I'm looking at her feathering, how the bars are mostly black, and the bars don't line up. If it were male, there would be more white, and the stripes would line up. Male would also have some long tail feathers coming in, and a bigger comb and wattles..
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    About 8 weeks old (still has traces of chick down on the throat), and pullet for sure.
     
  4. ChkenKeeper

    ChkenKeeper Just Hatched

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    Unfortunately based on the photo shown it is to young to tell at this stage. I have Barred Rocks amongst many others. My experience and observations about Barred Rocks is that with a well trained eye you can begin to tell it's sex at around 4- 41/2 months. At 6 months you will know when it starts crowing (no explanation needed on this issue). With this species you will begin to notice a dominance it develops over the other chickens around 4 months of age and tends to want to be the leader in everything, even pecking at the others for no apparent reason, just trying to cause trouble. Females on the other hand at the same 4 month age do no show these tendencies. Observation right now would be the key. good luck.
     
  5. shicken1icken

    shicken1icken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much everyone.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet, around 2 months, give or take.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     

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