Anyone Know About Barred Plymouth Rocks Please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thailand, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. thailand

    thailand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can someone please confirm or deny my guesses?

    Chick 1: Little Rooster
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    Chick 2: Pullet
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    Chick 3: Rooster
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    Chick 4: Pullet???? (Legs have the most grey of them all, right down to end of toes...but....look at the head spot??)
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    Thanks so much for looking :)
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm going to say you have all cockerels, unfortunately.
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last one is a pullet. The leg color is more accurate than the head spots.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are you sure they're purebred? they just look a little off, color wise.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Um...you can't accurately sex chicks at this age...wait another month or so.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  7. thailand

    thailand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they are purebred Barred Plymouth Rocks, imported from Australia. :)

    Color wise I was thinking then that maybe the more silvery looking ones might be roosters? Aren't they supposed to be lighter in their final feathering?
     
  8. thailand

    thailand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I did order Black Australorp eggs at the same time But, these aren't Australorps right? The eggs arrived unmarked, but the 3 BA are smaller and definitely different to these 4.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    No, not Australorps. They won't have a head spot, the head spot means barring.

    I think the Aussie standards allow single barred males, though. In the US it's only double barred males and single barred females. If that's the case, you can't rely on the "rules" of barring, cause single barred males look identical to females at this point.
     
  10. thailand

    thailand Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, so no further opinions on these babies? From everything I've read about Barred Plymouth Rock chicks you should be able to tell even at this young age whether or not they're males/females by looking at their head spots and leg coloring. Anyone here know about BPR specifically please?
     

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