Barred Rock gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Leo1, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Leo1

    Leo1 Songster

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    This is a barred rock that Meyer tossed in without telling me. I'm rather annoyed; I only order 3 birds for a reason. Anyway, my angst aside, the usual coloring rules seem to indict boy. Supposed to be pullet, but we know how that goes. I don't have any experience with barred rocks, so I just don't know. I'm pretty sure one of the ee pullets is actually a cockeral as well :/ so make me feel a little better and tell me the spot is only 85% indicative and that I'm not seeing too much white in the feathering to be a pullet. 2 weeks old today. Legs seem pretty thick too, but I don't know if that's typical for BRs.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    That barring looks 'probably' male. I've noticed that hatchery birds are getting less and less easy to sex by barring. Give it a little time.
     
  3. Leo1

    Leo1 Songster

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    That's what I was thinking. I'm hoping for breed non conforming
     
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  4. Momplus1

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    What color are the legs?
     
  5. Momplus1

    Momplus1 Songster

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    My cockerel had yellow skin with very light Grey stripes on his legs. My pullets have black legs
     
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  6. Leo1

    Leo1 Songster

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    Legs are lighter, but with dark to them. They say boy too. Not a good pic!
     

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  7. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

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    I'm leaning toward cockerel.... but give it time to feather out more, it could very well be a pullet. :confused:
     
  8. CJLR

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    They seem a little bit too young to tell yet. in my experience you can sometimes tell when they are a day old but most of the time I wait till they are at least a few months old
     
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  9. Leo1

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    At a day old, despite the large head spot, I thought pullet. I'm becoming less certain by the day. When do BR cockerals first start getting combs? Is it around 3 weeks?
     
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  10. Frazzemrat1

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    depends on the individual.
     
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