Barred Rock, boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bluebyrd, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd In the Brooder

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    I have 2 barred rocks that are 3.5 weeks old. I've read other posts on barred rocks, and they seem to each have traits of both..so.. any ideas?

    Chick #1 -Lola: she had silverish down when a chick, a diffused head spot and has alot of dark splash on her legs.
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    Chick #2 - Lolitta: she had dark down when a chick, a pretty well defined head spot and has just a little bit of dark splash on her legs. AND
    She also is half the size of her sister, and one leg has 5 toes...? She is such a little spitfire, so adorable.

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  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

    May 13, 2009
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    My vote is #1 pullet, # 2 roo. I could be wrong though - hopefully someone more experienced will post and add their input. # 2 looks to be feathering more slowly than the other chick. best wishes
     
  3. sondra

    sondra Songster

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    My vote #1 is a she, not real sure about #2, although I kinda think its a roo.
     
  4. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Songster

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    No i agree with you, #1 is a pullet, and #2 is def a roo.[​IMG]
     
  5. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd In the Brooder

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    As I am trying to educate myself here, why do you guys think #2 is a roo? Her (oops I mean His) tail feathers are coming in alot slower than his sisters, is that the big clue?

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  6. What? I would say they're definitely both girls! I see no red on the comb!
     
  7. JenEric Farms

    JenEric Farms GOOGLE GENIUS

    Oct 31, 2007
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    They both look like girls to me. But they are still young... [​IMG]
     
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    One is darker and wider barred.
    Two is much lighter and thinner barred.
    One has a tail.
    Two has little tail.
    One has well feathered wing bows
    Two is behind in wing feathering.

    One is a girl.
    Two is a boy.

    One will keep nice girl feets.
    Two will grow great goober feets and cankles.
    One will keep the nice neat comb until she's ready to lay eggs.
    Two is gonna have that comb go pink, then grow larger, then grow red.

    Then one is gonna lay eggs and two is gonna crow.
     
  9. Bluebyrd

    Bluebyrd In the Brooder

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    One is darker and wider barred.
    Two is much lighter and thinner barred.
    One has a tail.
    Two has little tail.
    One has well feathered wing bows
    Two is behind in wing feathering.

    One is a girl.
    Two is a boy.

    One will keep nice girl feets.
    Two will grow great goober feets and cankles.
    One will keep the nice neat comb until she's ready to lay eggs.
    Two is gonna have that comb go pink, then grow larger, then grow red.

    Then one is gonna lay eggs and two is gonna crow.

    Thanks walkswithdog [​IMG] Just one question what is a wing bow?

    I know time will awnser all my questions with an egg or a crow, but sometimes you just wanna know!!!! and I really can't tell with these two.​
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

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    If you stretch out the wing, the wing bow is where it bends - the arch of the bow...
     

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