Baby Barred Plymouth Rocks. Are they both girls? 3 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elabraleon, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey All, I have cutest chicks ever, and they're all supposed to be girls. What do you think? I was wondering about the barred rocks specifically, one of them seems to have a slightly larger comb than the other, yet "it" has darker feet than the other. If you look closely at the pics, the one i'm suspicious of is the one with the black marks on it's beak. We love the chicks, and it would be sad to rehome, but we can't have any roosters in the city.

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    Here are the two in question together: [​IMG]

    Here is Chick A. Smaller Comb, Lighter Legs, darker tail feathers that don't really stick up: [​IMG]

    Here is chick B. Larger Comb, Darker Legs, bright white tail feathers with black tips, tail feathers kinda stick up: [​IMG]

    Thanks!!
     
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read about sexing them, but I don't know how to tell if the headspot is round or diffused/blotchy. Also, the chick with the lighter silvery feathers has lighter feet and a smaller comb. So I'm a bit confused. Which chick do you think is which? Chick A/girl Chick B/boy? [​IMG]
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Both pullets. Neither are rooster colored, not really, but sexing by coloring with barred breeds is not 100% accurate (though it's pretty darn close)

    See these six week old BR siblings? Female darker, male obvious--there's another cockerel in the background, too.

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    However, see this ancient pic of Lexie and Ivy (may she rest in peace) at 8 weeks old? Both females, but Lexie is cockerel-colored. Her comb, however, is very small.

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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup both girls.
     
  6. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really REALLY hope you're right that both are girls!!! [​IMG] The one with the slightly larger comb is getting a hint of pink at the top of the comb. Does this mean anything?
     
  7. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    However, see this ancient pic of Lexie and Ivy (may she rest in peace) at 8 weeks old? Both females, but Lexie is cockerel-colored. Her comb, however, is very small.

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/ClutchHutch/Ivy and Lex/DCP_3572LexandIvy8Weeks.jpg

    wow, she is light for a girl! and her comb is very small. and yellow. One of mine at three weeks has a slight pink hue. I sure hope this is normal for a lil pullet. I've had these chicks only a week and a half and am head over heels for them!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute pics! I think that they are both pullets.
     

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