Are my Barred Rock and New Hampshire Pullets??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by new2chickens2011, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *Fingers crossed* I really hope they are.

    Okay, here are the pictures, I've never posted pics before so I'm sorry if it doesn't work.

    Zelda, 7 week old Barred Rock

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    Pearl, 6 week old New Hampshire
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    Thank You!
     
  2. Flip-N-Flogging

    Flip-N-Flogging Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe that Zelda may be a Roo.
     
  3. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I was thinking that too. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    She is very agressive as well.
     
  4. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure Zelda is a roo. Sorry, I don't know about the other one.
     
  5. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help! Any suggestions, if Zelda is a roo, on what to do with her? I can't have roos, I live in the city. [​IMG]
     
  6. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aren't BR cockerels supposed to be much lighter in coloring than the females??
     
  7. Chicken Bee

    Chicken Bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zelda looks like a cockerel. Usually they are lighter, but that's not always the case. I've seen very light BR hens and very dark BR roos, so color isn't everything. The comb, however, is a more reliable early indicator.
     
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Zelda is a pullet - her coloring, comb and legs all point to pullet. (can't really see the NHR well enough) I have only seen 1 case here where a BR had pullet coloring but was a male.

    Male BR's look like this (He's 6 weeks here):
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  9. new2chickens2011

    new2chickens2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Chooks---Thank you!!!!
     

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