Barred rock gender guessing game !

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alexs flock, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. alexs flock

    alexs flock New Egg

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    I have 5 barred rocks total. They are 17 weeks. I think I'm down to one of the birds I'm not sure of the gender correct me if I'm wrong but I believe I have 2 pullets, 2 cockerels and the last one I'm not sure of![​IMG]
    I believe these are the two pullets. [​IMG]
    These are the cockerels.[​IMG]
    this is the bird in question, its face is not as red at the cockerels but more red than the pullets slightly also the feathers are lighter than the pullets but darker than the cockerels...
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    In this picture the bird in question is the front one and the pullet is behind.
    Let me know what you think !
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your birds are barred, but they're not Rocks. I'm not sure they're pure breds, they look mixed to me. Maybe cuckoo Marans mixes? They look to have white skin, which would lend itself to Marans. But, the males don't have the double barring of a pure bred male. They also look younger than stated age, are you sure on that? or have they been ill, maybe?

    First pic looks like two pullets, I think.
    Second pic, looks like a pullet in front, I think, but not positive. need a better angle. Bird on the right is a cockerel.
    third pic, looks like a cockerel.
    fourth pic, looks like a pullet in back and I can't tell in front.

    Can you get a better pic of the particular bird in question?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    my vote goes to donrae I agree
     
  4. alexs flock

    alexs flock New Egg

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    It's possible they are not pure bred, they did not come from a hatchery and the lady who had them also had cuckoo marans. I have also been wondering about the age of the birds.

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    the bird in front is the one in question and is the same bird in all 3 pictures
     
  5. donrae

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    It looks like a cockerel. And I'd say at least a month younger, or stunted somehow.
     

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