Barred rock gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tiltt, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Tiltt

    Tiltt New Egg

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    Hey guys, first time posting here. I recently found a stray Barred Rock running around in my friends backyard. Its a couple weeks old and I have no idea if its a boy or girl. so i was hoping you guys could give me an opinion [​IMG]

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    the other thing is that the front of its legs are almost completely black, i know i've read about that having something to do with it.
    thanks for the help, ill get more pictures if needed.
     
  2. sprawli

    sprawli Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like my 6week old silver cuckoo marans pullets. They also have black on the front of their legs.
     
  3. Tiltt

    Tiltt New Egg

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    oh wow i just looked up a picture of those, it looks almost exactly the same! idk, one of my friends told me it was probably a barred because of the large white spot on the back of its head.
     
  4. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think you've got a female!
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    It is a female whatever it is, I say probably a barred rock, possibly a regular cuckoo Marans, but not a Silver Cuckoo. And with the blurry pic, I cant tell for sure that she doesnt have a rose comb which would mean shes a Dominique.

    Can you get a better clear pic of the combe and legs ?
     
  6. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    looks like my Barred Rock pullet, but I am not familiar with CM's so like others said could be that as well. But she does look like a forsure girl if she is a Barred Rock. Hopefully she is! [​IMG]
     
  7. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

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  8. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check the color of the legs. If they are yellow, it's more likely a barred rock.
    If they're white/grey, it's more likely they are a cuckoo marans.
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It looks like a BR pullet. If the legs are yellow with black wash down the fronts, BR. If whitish/grayish, a Cuckoo Marans. In either case, it has female coloring.
     
  10. Tiltt

    Tiltt New Egg

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    yeah, it has yellow legs with the black wash on the front. thanks alot guys [​IMG]
     

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