Barred rock - hen or roo - now named SAM(antha)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vermontgal, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    ** To update, almost everyone thinks this is a girl - so I have gone ahead and named the chicken Sam -- short for Samantha. **

    Hi All, it's now 13.5 weeks old and STILL unclear to me whether this barred rock chick is a boy or a girl. So far, no crowing that I have heard.

    Any further opinions based on the latest pic? The last round of opinions (many) were about evenly split.

    Here's the latest photo (13 weeks). Note the comb has continued to develop compared to 8 weeks below, but at a slower pace, and wattles have not developed much. Body type? The tail is more upright than my other BR.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    And the ones previously posted (8 weeks):

    And at 3 weeks, the chick closer to the waterer.
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    No doubt about it- it's a girl!
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    I say girl!
  4. leslie

    leslie In the Brooder

    Apr 21, 2008
    ah duh
  5. setter4

    setter4 Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Central Pennsylvania
    Looks like a girl to me![​IMG]
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    So far we are all in agreement.. BR pullet..

    I'm wondering... did I call it a roo last time?
  7. vermontgal

    vermontgal Songster

    Here's how the votes went last time (based on the 8 week pics): OK, they were not evenly split but those first 4 roo-votes might have skewed my recollection. Mahonri - you voted pullet last time.

    Thanks for indulging a first-time chicken owner with only 4 in the flock... !

    steffpeck - roo
    speckledhen - roo
    bi0sCOmp - roo
    a2ms4chickens - roo
    Mahonri - pullet
    lurky - not sure but, leaning pullet
    silkieluvr - girly
    lacymarie0526 - pullet
    chickenlady - pullet
    shay20 - pullet
    rscrvc - pullet
    coffeelady3 - pullet
    CHICKEN little 1 - pullet
    CindyS - hormone disorder?
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2008
  8. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Songster

    May 7, 2008
    Bergen, NY
    hen, without a doubt!
  9. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Cool thread, I wish more peeps would do the follow up of the gender guessing threads.

    pullet [​IMG]
  10. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Pullet [​IMG]

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