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Barred Rock Chick. Thoughts on gender????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mustangmolly, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. mustangmolly

    mustangmolly In the Brooder

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    I got 3 barred rock chicks about 4 weeks ago. I'm fairly certain the other 2 are pullets but not so sure about this one. Slower to feather than the other two make me lean towards cockerel [​IMG] Anyone have any thoughts?
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  2. crazy4chickens5

    crazy4chickens5 Chirping

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    Do you have any pictures of the others for reference? Because it could really depend on it's growth rate. It somewhat looks like a male, but I would need other pictures to be sure. :)
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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    The bright white bars suggest a cockerel. Pullets are generally dark and the white bars are more spotty at this age. In a few weeks, only the cockerels will sprout red combs and wattles while the pullets will remain yellowish. It is quite obvious at 5-6 weeks.


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  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Ya, I tend to lean toward cockerels as well.
     
  5. mustangmolly

    mustangmolly In the Brooder

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    Here are pics of the other 2

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