Barred Rock cockerel or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Misty12499, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Misty12499

    Misty12499 New Egg

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    This is an almost 4 week old Barred Rock- does anybody know if it is a cockerel or pullet? thank you for any help!!

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  2. Misty12499

    Misty12499 New Egg

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    Another pic to help..

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  3. Habibs Hens

    Habibs Hens Cream Legbar Keeper

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    take a pick of it freestanding

    preferably sideview

    your holding the area that needs to be looked at
     
  4. 1maria100

    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    A Cockerel, for sure. The wattle and comb are very red and the tail is rooster-like.
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cockerel!
     
  6. Misty12499

    Misty12499 New Egg

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    Thank you for the replies! And i've heard that pullet legs are darker like this one? and also it had a clear white spot on its head when it was little
     
  7. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on feather and leg color I'd say pullet, but then again based on comb/wattle development I'd have to say rooster. Tricky little fellow you've got there
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the whole leg color and spot on the head doesnt always work...at 4 weeks with that comb and those wattles i'm pretty sure you have a cockerel there
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    100% cockerel.

    At 4-5 weeks the dead give aways are the wattles, red comb, and bright white bars.

    Side by side, the cockerels really stick out. The pullets are dark and have dull, yellow combs and no wattles.

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  10. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a cockerel.
     

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