Am I a boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Breezy_Living, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just informed by another board member that my biggest little girl could possibly be a boy! I figured I'd let the rest of the board members have a look and give their thoughts too... [​IMG]
    When I got them at a local feed store, I was told that the two dark ones were Barred Rock. I don't know enough about chickens to know if this is true and how to identify its gender.

    Either way, he/she isn't going anywhere. [​IMG]

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  2. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a boy. [​IMG]
     
  3. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living Out Of The Brooder

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    What factors in the photos (other than experience with chickens) point to him being, well, a him? *lol*
     
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Yes you are!
     
  5. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Sir! [​IMG] Looks that way!
     
  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:In barred rocks it's the coloring. Pullets will be mostly black with some white striping, cocks will be much much whiter. Plus his comb is pretty large and those legs!
     
  7. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Do you have pics of your other barred rock? If the other is a pullet then you should be able to see the color difference
     
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  8. Breezy_Living

    Breezy_Living Out Of The Brooder

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    The other BR has always been a little shy and the one in question has been eager to please because I will give him with a tomato slice. [​IMG]
    What he doesn't know is that everyone gets a tomato!


    This photo was from a little less than a month ago, the definite hen in the front.
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  9. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Pretty! See how the one in front is darker and has no red in her comb? Girly barred rock! Lighter with the red comb, it's a handsome boy!
     
  10. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Oh and another indicator is that do you see how he is feathering in slower than her? That's another classic roo sign.
     

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