Barred rock help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nick lansford, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I keep posting about this but I'm not finding the awnser I need. I have 2 barred rocks, and I have a picture of there feathers and need help sexing.. Both have extremely, I mean extremely small wattles. They are around 5/6 weeks old[​IMG]
     
  2. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have better pictures of their head and feathers if that would help
     
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that would really help. Where are these birds from?
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Those are females. BR can be color sexed. Males have two copies of the barring gene and are much lighter.
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Feel free to use this as an example WalkingonSunshine. :) I posted it for everyone to use to help others.

    It shows the colour difference quite clearly. The legs on the female even have the dark wash down them.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! I've answered this question two times just today.
     
  7. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    but they have very small wattles, is that normal?
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like you have two Barred Plymouth Rock pullets. The dark coloring is typical of pullets of that breed/variety; small wattles are pretty normal, too. Though if the comb and wattles start getting much redder in the next few weeks, I would suspect them to be off-colored roosters.
     
  9. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] both these pics are of the same bird, the feathers are dark but that wattle worries me
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they are both pullets
     

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