Barred rock: pullet or cockeral?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mashypotatohead, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. mashypotatohead

    mashypotatohead Just Hatched

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    This is Cordelia. I'm pretty sure she's a pullet, but her comb is much more developed than her sister, Ophelia, who's the same age, 9 weeks. Am I wrong and she's a cockeral?
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    This is Ophelia
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  2. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is one bigger than the other or are they both the same size roughly?
     
  3. HeavensHens88

    HeavensHens88 Overrun With Chickens

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    Totality lost it.
    Cordelia is undoubtedly a cockerel. Sorry!
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  4. mashypotatohead

    mashypotatohead Just Hatched

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    Cordelia, the top two pics and the one in question, is a bit bigger and taller. She has a little larger feet. She chases the other chicks around and this morning, she grabbed one of my banties by the back of the neck. She will bite your fingers. No crowing yet, but she seems to have a roo personality. But I a newbie at this.
     
  5. mashypotatohead

    mashypotatohead Just Hatched

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    I dont mind having a rooster, i just worry a barred rooster will be very aggressive. Im on 30 acres and have a big space for them with no neighbors for about a mile, so noise isnt an issue. I just worry about aggressiveness.
     
  6. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me from what u have said and by the look of the pics my instincts are saying its it's a cockrel. But if it is defo a hen she is developed more than the others.
     
  7. emmaellis111

    emmaellis111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you looked at venting the chicks?
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