BPR - Roo or Pullet? Please help! (Cute chick pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tiadragon, May 21, 2008.

  1. tiadragon

    tiadragon New Egg

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    We are trying to determine the sex of 2 straight run Barred Plymouth Rock chicks that are approximately 5 1/2 weeks old...anyone wanna cast their vote?

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    "Zeta"

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    Alpha is the one with the whiter head, longer tail feathers and slightly redder comb.

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    Sorry for the quality of pics; they were feeling a little camera shy [​IMG]
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Hmmm.....I'd say 'Alpha" is a roo, and 'Zeta' looks like one, too....my BR roo had a comb and wattles that looked like that at about 5 weeks. I hope I'm wrong!!! Good luck, maybe someone else can give you a more definative answer!
     
  3. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say both are roosters as well.
     
  4. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. tiadragon

    tiadragon New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome, Jade, and for the replies. However, I am now a little sad because we can't keep roosters in the city [​IMG]

    Is there still a possibility that they could be pullets? BPR hens get red combs and wattles, right? When will I know for sure?

    Sorry to sound so much like a newbie...
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think they are both roos also. I have two BRs one is 8wks and the other is 7wks. My 8wk is almost definitely a pullet and while her comb and wattles are pink, they are nowhere near as big as yours. The jury is still out on my 7wk old but even if that one is a roo, it doesn't have any real wattles and its comb isn't at all pink and slightly smaller than yours.
     
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Both are cockerels. Sorry!
     
  8. lemurchaser

    lemurchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like roos. My BR girls are 10weeks and don't have as much comb as yours.
     
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
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    Think they are both roos, but I dont think they are barred rocks. Look more like sex link roos to me
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree with Dustin, they dont look like pure BRs.
     

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