Barred Rock Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KFox, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a barred rock, dominique or something else?

    Pullet or cockerel and any guess on an age?

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    She doesn't look like my barred rocks. Her eyes are really big.

    I'd ask her previous owners but I'm not sure they really knew much about chickens.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She looks like a Barred Rock pullet to me. Single comb, right? Hard to tell from the angle, but appears to be a single. Coloring is right for a pullet, too. Definitely not a Dominique since they have rose combs.


    I'm curious. If she doesn't look like your BRs, and since I raise them and she does look like one to me, then what do your BRs look like?

    Here's one of my current young 10 week old BR pullets. Maybe mine is a week or two older:

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  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a barred rock pullet to me as well.
     
  4. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks mostly like them except she is built a lot smaller and has much bigger eyes. I guess it could be the difference in breeder vs. hatchery? [​IMG]

    Mine:

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    The new girl is supposed to be 24 weeks old next month. My girls are only 8-10 weeks old and they bigger than new girl.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That new girl is nowhere near 24 weeks old. Can't believe someone would say that, it's crazy. That's a chick. By 24 weeks, she'll probably be laying eggs already. None of those are breeder type BRs, all are hatchery types, so that isn't the difference. The new girl is probably 8 weeks old. The "breeder" is breeding from hatchery birds.
     
  6. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I thought!

    I almost didn't take her but I couldn't leave her. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There's probably nothing wrong with her-you were just mislead as to her age. I love BRs, always have. Anyone can call themselves a "breeder", but you got her from what I call a "propagator". She is just like BRs you get from most big hatcheries.
     
  8. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH...and speckled, your girl is beautiful!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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