Barred Plymouth - is that a rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mdeasuno, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. mdeasuno

    mdeasuno In the Brooder

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    We really can't keep a rooster and if this guy starts to wake the whole neighbourhood up at 3 AM...we're in biiiiiiig trouble!! Any help would be grateful... I've included a picture of both my chickens! [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. 3littlechickies

    3littlechickies Chirping

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    Barred rock boys are lighter than girls so I would say the one in the front is a boy and the one in the back is a girl. The one in the front looks like it's comb is bigger too. Sorry if he does turn into a rooster! I am no expert though, I only have one barred rock and she looks dark like yours in the back! Good luck!
     
  3. Can you see the difference in them?

    THAT difference is what makes the Barred Rock somewhat easier to sex than other breeds. That's not much comb yet.
    Are they around 7 or 8 weeks old?


    Pullet at 10 weeks

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    Cockerel at 10 weeks. Same hatch

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  4. mdeasuno

    mdeasuno In the Brooder

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    Thanks for your feedback :) fingers crossed its not but I think you are right, although I'm hanging on to the fact that its feet are pretty dark
     
  5. mdeasuno

    mdeasuno In the Brooder

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    They hatched July 10th! They are still pretty young! Mine doesn't quite look like your roo...
     
  6. mdeasuno

    mdeasuno In the Brooder

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    I guess it's a waiting game now....
     
  7. mdeasuno

    mdeasuno In the Brooder

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    I'm so stressed out hahahahahaha
     
  8. lilliesanchicks

    lilliesanchicks Songster

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    Looks like a young roo to me.
     
  9. mdeasuno

    mdeasuno In the Brooder

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    thank you so much for your help!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Quit stressing. It's a rooster. Start looking for a new home for him.
     

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