Barred rock 4 week old girl or boy? I am not a pro

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melrn07, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. melrn07

    melrn07 New Egg

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    Can anyone guess if this is a male or female? I am a new chicken mom and we can keep a roo sadly. Hoping for a girl!!
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Looks like a pretty little pullet, what about the solid black one behind her?
     
  3. melrn07

    melrn07 New Egg

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    The one behind we just have to a wonderful home yesterday. He turned out to be a roo. Black Austrolorp and his sister was looking nothing like him. So we figured it's better to find a home before we get too attached! Makes me so happy you like our Barred Rock is a little girl. Would be devastated if we had to get rid of 2 of our 5.
     
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    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Post another pic in a week or so and we'll probably be able to know for sure, but I think pullet
     
  5. craigd34

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    I would say pullet. The roo is going to be much lighter. Almost gray with a little black, whereas the hen will be black with a little gray. Here is my 4 week old roo
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