Barred Rock pullet? 10 weeks old, Opinions appreciated!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nambroth, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    I purchased this chick (along with others) direct from Meyer hatchery as a day old sexed pullet. I already have one for sure 'oops' cockeral (https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6892483#p6892483) and one of my barred rock pullets has me concerned!

    I have two BR pullets and they look identical (color, body and feather shape, etc) except the comb/wattle color. Chickadee has all of the signs of being a lady except this week her comb and wattles started really turning red. I know that they can 'flush' or blush when the chick is hot but hers is staying quite red even when it is cool at night.

    Her body shape, posture, and colors read as 'pullet' to me. Is there a chance she is just developing faster than the other BR I have? I have read that rocks comb out fast. Am I giving myself false hope?

    This is Chickadee as of today, at 70 days (10 weeks) old. All the same chick!

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    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a pullet to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know nothing, but "it's" wattles and comb are MUCH more developed and red than my 3 13-week old BR pullets...

    You know what? I just looked at my avatar and changed my mind. Ignore the crazy woman...
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011
  4. Okie Amazon

    Okie Amazon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me...
     
  5. crazy4chix

    crazy4chix Out Of The Brooder

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    I think it is a pullet. She looks just like my BR hen when she was young. I also had a cockerel and he had a longer neck thinner feathers and bigger comb at that age. I say pullet![​IMG]
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Pretty pullet!
     
  7. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a girl [​IMG]
    BR females can have/develop very large combs & wattles, so it's not a very good identifier within BR's. The dark black shading on the front of the legs and the more black than white feathers are the tell-tell signs.
     
  8. frogdogs

    frogdogs Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:She's a pullet! I have three girls from Meyers the same age that look just like your girl! [​IMG]
     
  9. sanyijr

    sanyijr Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a girl [​IMG]

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  10. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet [​IMG]
     

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