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Barred rock-Jack or Jackie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jacn88, May 2, 2016.

  1. jacn88

    jacn88 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. Good afternoon. Our barred rocks will be 1 month old in two days. We bought them a couple of days old from the local feed store as pullets but as everyone knows sexing at hatching is not always accurate. I have read multiple post from this forum trying to figure out the sex of this particular chick. I am leaning toward male and my husband believes this one is a male also. If anyone would like to add their opinion, it would be great to hear your thoughts. Gratefully, Ashley.
     
  2. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    Hi Ashley! If possible could you please get a picture of the head/comb? There is a thread under gender/breed that is titled 'not sure if you've got a pullet or cockerel' that many people post their pictures to. When you have new photos you may find that you receive more comments/opinions under that thread. Looking forward to your photos!
     
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  3. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The barring does look male to me from what I have seen. It's very prominent and the stripes are very clean. There is also a lot of white. So yeah. I may be wrong, but that is what I have heard.
     
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  4. jacn88

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    [​IMG] thank you for the reply and the suggestion of posting on the other thread. I am new here so your advice is very helpful. Sorry the photo is not of good quality but hopefully it will suffice for the purpose intended.
     
  5. jacn88

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  6. jacn88

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    Thank you for your thoughts. That is why I was thinking it was a male also, because of the wider white bars.
     
  7. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    The comb looks rather large in the photo for such a young chick. Also, my 2 barred rocks are pullets and they did not have such distinctive white markings on the wings. For now I'm going to lean toward cockerel. [​IMG]
     
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    vicki017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. jacn88

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    Thank you for your thoughts. I guess I will know sooner or later. I have always been scared of roosters due to a bad experience. I am hoping that if "it" is indeed a rooster that handling him often will help me get used to him and him to me.
     
  10. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I have always known the barred rock roosters and buff orpington roosters to be big babies. But that strictly comes from my personal experience and people I know. I'm sure all will go well for you! It's a gorgeous chick!
     

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