Barred Rock pullets? (And guess my australorps...)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DCS, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    I just thought I'd ask first before going and getting more... (I found a local feed shop with BR pullets). I picked these 4 from a tractor supply bin - tried to look for dark streaks on the legs and very subtle combs. Did I actually pull 4 pullets? All 4 look pretty similar, but knowing my luck, I thought I'd ask before getting more. Their combs look more squished than I remember with my other BR chicks, but it's been awhile.

    Also, any guesses on these 2 australorps?

    All are about 3 weeks old.

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  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    A better way to tell is by the barring on their feathers. Males will feather in with a lot of white barring, females will be more black with 'spots' on them.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Ummm... I think you have Dominiques.. not Barred Rocks. It looks like they have rosecombs.
     
  4. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad you mentioned that, because I thought the combs looked different than my other barred rocks. I thought maybe it was just that they are still little, but was another reason I wanted some input. Thanks.

    These did come from TSC. I guess it gives me an excuse to get a few more...

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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like several Dom cockerels to me.
     
  6. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to compare.
    Here is a picture to compare of one of my barred rocks, Miss Scooter at around 3 weeks I think.
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    And, a picture of my barred rock Cockerel, now Rooster, ziggy.
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  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I'm sorry, but I think you have several Dominique roosters there. You may have been picking chicks out of the assorted rooster bin.
     
  8. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, that's what I needed to know. Assorted roosters... ha! Certainly possible! (especially with my luck) They're being good brothers to the wee turkeys, so that's what matters now, but that's EXACTLY the "excuse" I need to go get some of these BP pullets.
     
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    The one in the first picture is definitely a Dominique.
     
  10. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again. The doms weren't even on the TSC list, but then again, the storeworkers weren't terribly helpful.

    And like I said, I actually found a local source for pullets, as I really have lousy rooster luck.

    I have a dog named Rue, who we refer to as "the rue-ster." Perhaps I'm jinxing myself!
     

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