Barred Rock - Please Tell Me She's Not a He?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greenbeandreams, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Serena is almost 10 weeks old. We've assumed all along she's a she and purchased her from a feed store at 96% likelihood hen. She's very sweet and docile. No roo vibe but there's something about the comb and maybe the back feathers? What do you experts think?




  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Looks like a girl to me.
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I think you have yourself a pullet/hen. The comb looks "girle" to me and so do the tail feathers. At 10 weeks, I would expect to see alote more redness in the comb. "She" is also darker than a roo normally is. I hope I am right and I am sure there will be more opinions.

    [​IMG] for a girl!!
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2009
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I'm voting pullet. [​IMG] I don't see any stringy hackle feathers or saddle feathers coming in and the barring looks pullet to me to.
  5. I would say pullet. She looks just like Bonita did when she was growing up [​IMG]

  6. Oh thank goodness!! I'm a first time chicken mama and already ended up with 2 of our first 5 being roos. Didn't know if I could go for a 3rd. Thank you all![​IMG]
  7. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Songster

    Oct 15, 2009
    Niland, CA
    For sure she's a she. Here are a couple of pictures of my Onyx:

    7 weeks old:

    8 weeks old:

    My girls will be 9 weeks old on Monday.
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    I think she is a SHE

    My Barred Rocks looked about the same and I have all pullets, and they are now all laying!

    they are 30 weeks old
  9. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Lompoc, CA

  10. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    I think pullet. She is a little dark to be a roo, and the comb isn't what I would expect of a roo, either.
    I think you have a nice little hen.


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