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?

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  2. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Songster

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    Looks like a girl to me.
     
  3. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
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    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

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    For sure she's a she. Here are a couple of pictures of my Onyx:

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

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    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 tomorrow......lol
     
  9. G Wiz Ranch

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    girl
     

  10. Dora'smom

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    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.

    Christina
     

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