Barred Rock- Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seminolewind, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks girly to me, Karen. I've often had BR pullets show a tad pink in the comb early and try to scare me, but everything else says it's a young lady. Cockerels usually have quite a stand-up comb by that age already.
     
  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a pullet. All 3 of my pullets had pink in their combs at 5 weeks, and everyone was telling me I had a bunch of cockerels. But believe me, here at 14 weeks they are 100% female. And so's yours. [​IMG]
     
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I love excuses to go back into my "baby pics"... Your little one looks just like my BR hen as a 5 wk old pullet, except yours has a little more red in the comb. So I'd vote pullet as well. [​IMG]
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    100% pullet. yellow comb, no wattles, black streak on leg front and dark feathering. The roos are pretty easy to spot at that age.
    That said, sometimes a sneaker gets in there because of questionable breeding.

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  6. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup thats a pullet! I just bought a pullet chick and she looks just like that [​IMG]
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Awww, thanks. She was sold as a girl (day old), just making sure, and I know alot of you "experts" here!
     
  8. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    That would be a pullet [​IMG]

    the leg coloring is a dead give-a-way!
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    That would be a pullet [​IMG]

    the leg coloring is a dead give-a-way!

    I didn't know there was a difference in leg color?​
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I didn't know there was a difference in leg color?

    Yep, there is. Pullets will have a dark wash down the front of their legs and cockerels will not. Their legs will be just yellow. At least in hatchery quality birds. The show quality like those speckledhen raises all have yellow legs. You can see some of hers here... (I'm slightly jealous, Cyn! [​IMG]) https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=7711648#p7711648
     

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