Am I right, or wrong?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swampcat, May 16, 2011.

  1. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My turn!! [​IMG]

    These are both six weeks old. I originally thought the barred rock one was a roo because he/she was (and still is) completely dominate over the golden comet. So the barred rock became Big Guy and the Golden Comet became Nervous Nelly (she is constantly peeping about something and always worries if she can't see either me or Big Guy). Now I'm thinking maybe they are both pullets, but Nelly's comb has got me wondering. What are your thoughts?

    Here's a side-view of Big Guy/Girl

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    Nervous Nelly side-shot

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    Big Guy/Girl

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    Thank everyone!
     
  2. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The BR is not showing the characteristics of being a roo, hard to see the colors in the pics but I'd say the BR is a pullet.
     
  3. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, taking pictures of chickens certainly isn't the easiest thing to do in the world I will see if I can't get a couple more pictures that are clearer. Any thoughts on the golden comet? Is she looking pullet-ish? There is no red in her comb yet
     
  4. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any experience with the GC's, but it's legs look pretty large for it's age, and comb is a little large, so if I were to take a guess I'd lean roo, but again I have no experience with that breed, so hopefully someone else will chime in and confirm for you.
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I'm thinking the "BR" might be a Cuckoo Maran hen. She has white legs. The other one doesn't look like a GC. [​IMG] But it's a rooster for sure.

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  6. Schwartzfarmnc

    Schwartzfarmnc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking the "BR" might be a Cuckoo Maran hen. She has white legs. The other one doesn't look like a GC. [​IMG] But it's a rooster for sure.

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    Wow! You might be on to something, I did not see the white legs, I think your right on the BR/Cuckoo Maran, but either way it looks to be a pullet, both are great birds!​
     
  7. swampcat

    swampcat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. My friend hatched those two out, but she has quite an assortment of hens and roos so its quite possible is some sort of crazy mix.

    Here are a couple more pictures... not the best... chicken photography is darn near impossible!

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  8. CindyJeann

    CindyJeann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 Girls.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's not a Barred Rock, not a pure one anyway. Barring is way too "ghosty" and faded out.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chickens! I own a slew of Gold Comets, and I can assure you that Nellie is not one. Gold comets are a light orange color, with lots of white in their hind-quarters. No black, no brown, very rarely rust. They are a very specific result of a cross between two purebred birds of different breeds with the specific intention of being able to sex the babies from birth. They are a one-generation hybrid, which will not breed their traits true.

    What I think your friend gave you is the offspring of a GC, which means it is a beautiful barnyard mutt, and there's no telling what characteristics will shine through from it's ancestry. It's looking pullet so far, but that can change quickly at this age.
     

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