barred rock roo? 4 weeks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenBoogins, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. ChickenBoogins

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    Hi everyone! I am a chicken newbie, with a mixed flock. I am starting to wonder if one of my 4 week old barred rock chicks is a boy. Can you please give me your opinion? This chick is much smaller than my other BR chick, and has somehwat whiter coloring. But the legs are still washed dark, albeit not quite as dark as the other one. (Who is definitely a hen in my opinion.) My phone isn't letting me directly upload pics but here is a link on photobucket. I appreciate your help! My husband keeps telling me to be more patient, but I want to know! Hehe
    http://m1146.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/Lizzrd02/1333335983.jpg.html?o=0
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    He does look a lot like Barred Rock.
     
  3. ChickenBoogins

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  4. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    From what i see still looks like gierl :)
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i cant really tell the pics are to small :(
     
  6. ChickenBoogins

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    Thanks allmychickens! I appreciate the input! I will add more pics in a few weeks.
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see a male barred rock and a female. The males WILL be lighter in color because they have two copies of the barring gene while the females only have one. It should be more obvious once they've feathered out more.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like they have more black than white, they are females. More white than black means roo. :thumbsup
     
  9. 8hens

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    Does a more prominent comb by 4/5 weeks than its counterparts mean it's more likely to be a boy?
     

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