Barred rock male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Phage, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    This is the only survivor from a batch of high quality eggs. Hoping it is a girl. He/she is about 10 weeks
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  2. pemphredo

    pemphredo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any pointy saddle feathers? any pointy hackle feathers?
    I would guess pullet just because the comb and wattled aren't that big or red just yet and by 10 weeks most roosters would have more comb and wattle development.
    also I would say pullet because the white on the baring aren't as thick and roosters.

    however in your second and 3rd picture it looks like I can see a what looks like a rooster saddle feather.
     
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  3. ChickMagnet207

    ChickMagnet207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel, upon further review i'm undecided
     
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  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing you have a pullet.
     
  5. McGobs

    McGobs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Barred Rock could be sexed by their color. The males were more black on white...and the females white on black. Is the color pattern not a guarantee?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  7. Aumlet

    Aumlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is pullet. The comb is smaller and paler than I'd expect from a cockerel.
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are SO many variations of black/gray thin/wide lighter/darker striping and amounts of gray wash on legs -n- toes & also the comparison of small/larger symmetrical head spots of chicks that I would vote no to the pattern of a BR being a guarantee... until it's aged enough to be apparent.
    and to the board creator: yours is nice & yours looks pullet to me

    I have a board going about my two month-olds, come by to vote in the poll:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/705960/guessing-2-barred-rock-baby-chicks-new-photos-9-19-genders
     
  9. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, black wash down the front of the legs says pullet to me.
    Barred Rocks (we call them 'Dommers' in KY) are tough to sex!!
     
  10. dak

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    I guess pullet. [​IMG] These all were pullets.
     
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