Are my "pullet" Barred Rock's roos (and 1 B.O.)???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1stTimeChikMama, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are my 4 "pullets" that we part of an ordered of 13 that were supposed to all be females... of course. But I read how they are supposed to look and I'm already worried even though they are just 2 weeks old. I'm sure it's too early but I'd love any opinions!!! These pictures were taken outside so they are a little washed out but they are not much darker inside either :/

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    Barred Rock #1 (Darkest legs out of all 3 and was darkest when they were smaller)

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    THANKS!!!
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That BO is a boy IMO. Aside from the comb you describe, look at those thick legs! As for the BRs... they all appear to be the same sex. I agree, based on normal descriptions, the head dot is male looking but the legs are girly looking. They seem kinda light in color... hmmmm.
     
  3. RoxyBird

    RoxyBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't worry. I agree on them all looking like they are the same sex. Also, I haven't seen any BR roos who were already getting feathers on the shoulders (between the wings) at just 2 weeks of age. Maybe 3+ weeks... My BR girls all had wacky spots. These look just like my current pullets did at 2 weeks.


    Re: the BO... I agree about the legs, but that's an awful lot of feather growth at 2 weeks for a boy (see under and over the wings). I have less experience with BO's though! :)
     
  4. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New Pictures of the Barred Rocks! They are now 5 weeks old. I do want to explain that I can't really go off of their combs as some were dubbed before I got them and others were not. SO I can't really compare combs to each other. Which is a bit more than frustrating! But any updated opinions would be wonderful! Thanks everyone!!!

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  5. mmktdox

    mmktdox Chillin' With My Peeps

    In my humble opinion, they are all pullets . . . and they are super cute !!
     
  6. RoxyBird

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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they look like pullets...do 2 and 3 have a single comb like one or do they have rose combs? if they have rose combs then they are doms instead of barred rocks
     
  8. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY! And thank you [​IMG] That picture was REALLY helpful too! I can't believe how white those little boys look!

    And number 2 & 3 don't have combs. Those two were dubbed before I got them [​IMG]
     

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