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Am I a barred rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anny, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    But it has feathery legs?




    Also can anyone tell this young if this is a boy or a girl?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be a French Cuckoo Marans since they have feathered legs. Could be a BR crossed with something else. Could be a recessive gene popping up along the line. If it's a BR, it looks male in the pics.
  3. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
  4. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    what makes you think it's a male?
  5. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Looks like a Marans/Barred Rock cross.
    The leg feathers say Marans. The Yellow legs and beak say BR.
    (Marans are pink or white)
    The white Dot on its head could mean male however a Marans male is much much lighter than that chick.
    SO it could be either male or Female at this point. Post a pic in a couple of weeks and I can tell better then.
  6. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 3, 2007
    It could also be a barred Cochin...right?
  7. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    What about a Barred Cochin? That could also be a possibility! [​IMG]
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup, didn't notice the yellow legs. And if it was a Cuckoo Marans/BR cross, it would have white legs, I believe, since white skin is dominant. The last picture shows the headspot, which is irregular and "frosty" across the back of the head, hence my guess of a male. And barred Cochin could be a possibility, also.
  9. ravencreek

    ravencreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Benton TN
    Looks like my barred cochin did at that age. Spot on his head and all. Mine is a male.
  10. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    Don't all barred rocks have a white spot on their head? Is it really just the males? interesting.

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