Barred Rock Puzzler...Is She Trying to Freak Me Out?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by speckledhen, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, it's a little puzzler, anyway. Could be this pullet is just developing pink in her comb REALLY early or she's cockerel in pullet's clothing, LOL. I really do think it's a pullet, but the pink in the comb at just under four weeks old is disconcerting. Hey, maybe she's sunburned! [​IMG]

    ~For lockedhearts: No, she isn't from Amanda, Zoe's mom, or I'd think we had another RuPaul on our hands!~

  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    ????? not real sure.......Comb says roo........color and waddles say pullet. You might just have to wait longer to be sure. Sorry [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    BRs are usually super easy to sex, but on occasion, I get one that makes me go "Hmmm".
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009

    I think that you have a pullet... I think I see a tail coming in already.

  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Chris, I'm sure it's a girl, even though one of my flock did produce a super dark cockerel a couple years ago. The early pink in the comb makes me want to say, "Kids are growing up soooo fast these days!" LOL. She does have a tail coming in, yep.
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    I say girl. I'll be watching to see if I'm right. [​IMG]
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It is just odd seeing a 4 week old BR pullet with that much pink--they don't usually get that till they are closer to 10 weeks old.
  8. Buttercup Chillin

    Buttercup Chillin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2008
    SouthEast TX
    Ya, my girl's comb came in early and I was sure it was a little Roo. But she is a real good layer and one of my Sicilian Buttercup Roos favorites.

    But just to be different and to stir things up a bit, I am going to say a hen feathered little Cockeral.

    I'll even subscribe to see how she grows.
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    We noticed that "her" wattles are also red. At four weeks? Other than the pink comb and wattles, she has coloring of a BR pullet, from head to toe. Bad little critter, messing with my head like this.
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2010
    stuart florida
    I vote roo with the wattle

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