Aweful big comb for a pullet!?

4theBirdz

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So, everything I've read on identifying barred rock chicks say the pullets have more black as a think "she" does and "she" has some light blackwas on her legs, top of foot. But.. Look at the size of the comb and waddles coming in! Not to mention how red they are. My other 8 chicks are different breeds but same age and not one has a comb even close to as big or red. Thoughts or comments?
 

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NatJ

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You're right that the red, large comb at that age indicates a cockerel.
You're also right that a Barred Rock pullet would be that color.

You've got a Black Sexlink cockerel, not a Barred Rock.

Because of the way the cross is made, a Black Sexlink cockerel has the same amount of black as a Barred Rock pullet does (and a Black Sexlink pullet does not have any white bars at all.)
 

4theBirdz

Chirping
May 13, 2020
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Massachusetts
You're right that the red, large comb at that age indicates a cockerel.
You're also right that a Barred Rock pullet would be that color.

You've got a Black Sexlink cockerel, not a Barred Rock.

Because of the way the cross is made, a Black Sexlink cockerel has the same amount of black as a Barred Rock pullet does (and a Black Sexlink pullet does not have any white bars at all.)
Thank you so much for clear8ng that up for me. My wife and I uave been scouring the internet for pics and info.
 

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