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Barred Rock or Male Sex Link? Other?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pawtraitart, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I have? This chick is 5 weeks old.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Are those feet yellow or pinky-white? If yellow, it looks like the coloring of a Barred Rock pullet, a breed I raise, but the comb seems to have pink in it pretty early on for a pullet, if that's five weeks old. If the legs are pink, I'd say Cuckoo Maran. However, if it was a cockerel, the color would probably be less black and more silvery looking.
     
  3. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The legs aren't really "yellow" like I see on my wyandotte...but they aren't as pink as my orpingtons. Behaviorwise, this one acts like a pullet.
     
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a pullet of either breed, depending on the leg color. Could be a dark cockerel; sometimes that happens, as well as lighter colored pullets, but I think that one is a pullet.
     
  5. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be thrilled if it's a pullet. This chick in particular is very friendly.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I love Barred Rocks for friendliness and egg laying consistency. Great breed.
     
  7. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock, no doubt. looks like a hen, too.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think female BR.
     

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