Barred Rock Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fifibreen, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. fifibreen

    fifibreen Songster

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    These were all bought as "pullets" from the cackle hatchery. I am still thinking that they are all pullets, and maybe I have a early bloomer???

    These are all just over 6 weeks old. 2 are looking suspicious, and 1 is developing waddles more then the others.

    Their banding and color all seem consistent with each other. All have a dark splash on their legs.

    Your thoughts on whether they are pullets or cockerel are appreciated!

    This is all six of them from the top for comparison..

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    These are the two in question. All are showing some color, these 2 seem to show more color then the rest. The one on the right has more waddle, and makes me wonder...
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    from the top...
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    and the sides....
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  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    If u could get a pic with one of the ones in qiestion, and one of the pullets together(or maybe one of those are), that will help us compare and contrast.
    I have a friend who has 2 barred rock roos in a flock of pullts......they're probably a little older but i may be able to tell
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  3. erinszoo

    erinszoo Songster

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    They look like my girls. I remember thinking I must have roos when they started developing wattles but they were all pullets. The bodies all look like pullets and I'm not seeing any tail plumage development ... but they are only six weeks. In my barred rocks, my girls actually developed faster than my roos.
     
  4. fifibreen

    fifibreen Songster

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    The best pic I have at the moment is the backs of all 6 in the previous post. I will get a pic tonight of them together. I just need more then two hands to do it!!!! My hubby will have to get involved. Thanks for the replies so far.
     
  5. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Songster

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    i would say all pullets.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullets. Roos are pretty obvious at this age by the color difference.
     
  7. ChickenExtreme

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  8. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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  9. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

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    All pullets.
     
  10. sierras mom11

    sierras mom11 In the Brooder

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    All pullets, sometimes the girls will mature at slightly different rates, if roosters they would be alot more silver looking and not so black.[​IMG]
     

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