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barred rock mystery

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahmacdougall, May 16, 2016.

  1. sarahmacdougall

    sarahmacdougall New Egg

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    Hello, I'm following up a previous post with more pictures. Thanks so much for your opinions on my plymouth barred rocks. Someone asked for more photos. I would be so pleased if these were pullets as one person suggested. I have arranged to take them back on Friday as I was so sure they were roosters! They are dark, but I wonder if just a dark batch - they have a few dark/greenish feathers coming out in their tails and wings.
    I should add they are about 15 weeks old.

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Most definitely pullets.
     
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  3. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree - definitely pullets! :)
     
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  4. sarahmacdougall

    sarahmacdougall New Egg

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    Thanks so much! That's great. I was concerned their tails were too long and flowing to be pullets. I'll cancel their return.
     
  5. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock hens have longish tails anyways. :) They're lovely.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Agree those are pretty pullets. Pullets get those funky tail feathers from time to time, but they molt out of them. Males would be lighter colored and have a lot more comb, and the combs would be red. Plus at this age the males would be gawky and leggy looking, not rounded and feminine like these ladies.
     
  7. gardengirl615

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    What about this one at 9 weeks on the left. I'm pretty sure he is "crowing". Also a picture from 4 weeks old.
     
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  8. gardengirl615

    gardengirl615 New Egg

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    Is this a hen or roo?
     
  9. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You forgot to add a picture. :)
     
  10. gardengirl615

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    OK can't attach picture
     
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