Barred Rock Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FaustByFault, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. FaustByFault

    FaustByFault New Egg

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    Hello ^_^

    I have a 5 1/2 Week Old Barred Rock that I'm thinking (but desperately hoping is not) a cockerel. My city doesn't allow for such and I have grown quite attached to this little one.

    Unfortunately I only have one Barred Rock chicken so I have no reference with which to compare this poor gal (guy?).

    Any ideas? Any feedback at all would be very much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Let me know if I need more pics ^_^
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a cockerel. His overall coloring is lighter than a female and the early presence of pink wattles gives it away.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    In another week? If that comb turns red and the little red wattles sprout even more? 100% cockerel.

    The pullets do not sprout combs and wattles until later in sexual maturity. The pullet's comb will remain almost yellow.
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a cockerel
     
  5. FaustByFault

    FaustByFault New Egg

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    Thanks everyone! You all confirmed my worst fear ^_~ but it gives me a chance to find a proper home for this (now official) Guy. ^_^
     

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