Barred Rocks? Hens or Cockerels?

chickentherapy

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
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Charleston, SC
Can anyone tell me:
1. Whether or not these are Barred Rocks. They are about 13 weeks old and the feed store I bought them from as chicks told me that they were. They had very clear barring when they were younger. Now, as you can see, it's changing a good bit.

2. Whether they are pullets or cockerels?

Thank you so much for any help you can give this chicken newbie!




 

Fred's Hens

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Not Barred Rocks. They are 1/2 Barred Rock. They are mixed with a red or gold, and are called Black Sex Links.

They are cockerels, of course. The female would be all black with a red/gold tint on the neck and chest.
The feed stores mix these up all the time, because as chicks, they are similar enough to cause confusion. No confusion now.
 
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chickentherapy

In the Brooder
7 Years
Nov 10, 2012
28
0
24
Charleston, SC
They both sprouted combs closer to 6 weeks. Thanks for your input. I am sad if they are cockerels because I can't have roosters in the city. :( I'll will miss them. They both have great easygoing personalities.
 

Fred's Hens

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
They both sprouted combs closer to 6 weeks. Thanks for your input. I am sad if they are cockerels because I can't have roosters in the city. :( I'll will miss them. They both have great easygoing personalities.

Thanks for the input. Cockerels sprout combs and wattles at 6 weeks, that's why I asked. Pullets wait until closer to sexual maturity. Thus, your reply certainly makes this easy to call. Cockerels. Black Sex Links.
 

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