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Barred Rock Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DaraKing, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. DaraKing

    DaraKing Just Hatched

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    I already know this bird is a barred rock, and that it is 12 weeks old. Question is, will it be a hen or rooster?

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  2. DaraKing

    DaraKing Just Hatched

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    While I'm at it, can anyone tell me if my EE is a pullet or cockerel? S/he is also 12 weeks old.


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  3. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are both pullets
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  4. DaraKing

    DaraKing Just Hatched

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    Thank you for replying, Liv. I was hoping to get a few comments on these two birds, especially the barred rock. Can anyone else offer their thoughts/opinions, please?
     
  5. Troy6671

    Troy6671 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think both are pullets!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Barred rock appears to be a cockerel, gray barring instead of black & large comb & wattles . The photos don't enlarge, I can't see the other bird well enough to offer an opinion
     
  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred rock is definitely male. At 12 weeks, that comb and wattles are huge and red and must have been that way for some time.... they don't get like that overnight!.. A pullet wouldn't develop head gear like that for several more weeks until she reaches point of lay . Also, the pale barring indicates it's a cockerel.

    The EE looks to be a pullet at this stage.
     
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  8. DaraKing

    DaraKing Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I was thinking cockerel as well but I wanted confirmation. Now to figure out what to do with him, as I cannot keep roosters in my neighborhood. [​IMG]
     
  9. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *sigh if only we could email roosters XD! I'd love him but I'm just not prepared for a rooster right now. You could advertise on here or Craigslist
    -Liv
     
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  10. chickprincess10

    chickprincess10 New Egg

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    I think they are both hens!
     

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