Barred rock sex--4-5 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Papagena, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Papagena

    Papagena Out Of The Brooder

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    We have two barred rocks between 4 and 5 weeks old. Cockerels or pullets?

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  2. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking #1 is a roo and #2 a pullet, but I'm not exactly certain!
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both look like pullets to me.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the dark barring and the black wash on the front of their legs, both BR chicks appear to be pullets. :eek:)
     
  5. Papagena

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    Desperately hoping for pullet on chick #1. She's the sweetest chick in the world [​IMG]
     
  6. rosyamanda2000

    rosyamanda2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like pullets to me. I purchased a barred rock that turned out to be a cockerel. He's pictured in my avatar at around 2 weeks old. His stripes were much more vivid and were lighter - almost white and gray. He also started getting red undertones to his comb starting at around two weeks. I have a female barred rock who is about 8-9 weeks and she looks very much like yours. Another difference I noticed between my boy and girl BRs (may be unrelated to gender???) is my girl has a dark wash across the front of her legs while my boy has solid yellow legs.
     
  7. Papagena

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    Here are some pics of them together for reference. Chick #1 is on the right in both photos.
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  8. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I need to get my eyes looked at. I definitely see 1 roo and one pullet!?!
     
  9. Papagena

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    @Farrier
    I think I'm seeing what you're seeing: lighter feather color and slightly pinker comb. The only thing that's baffling me is that the possible roo has darker leg wash than the definite pullet
     
  10. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do see what you mean about the wash, but that is one heck of a comb for a 5 week old pullet. Also the leg colour in general seems a little off. I mean they're kinda yellow, but not really.

    In the interest of full disclosure; I have never owned a barred rock and likely never will.
     

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