BR's gender confirmation - please see these pics and comment

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happytxchick, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    In this first pic, I know the one in the back is for sure a cockerel...his comb and wattles have been VERY red since he was very young, but the three to follow have just recently developed this male-ish look. They all look much redder (comb & wattles) than the pullets I ordered from the hatchery that are just a few weeks younger.

    These birds were born early to mid-June so they are around 12 weeks old, give or take.

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    Bird #1
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    Bird #2
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    Bird #3 (this one is camera shy...two pics on this one...neither is very good)
    The one in front
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    Head shot of same bird
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    Please tell me what you think...I already know what I think. [​IMG]
     
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  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I see one roo and the rest hens
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Well, I've got good news and bad news...

    Good news: You were right on those being males!


    Bad news: They don't look like Barred Plymouth Rocks. They look like black sex-link males.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, most of those pics look like BSL males. They are definitely not pure BRs.
     
  5. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Quote:Thanks...you are always very helpful.
    To clarify:
    Are you talking about Bird #1 being the roo? Or just the back one from the first picture at top.
     
  6. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Quote:To you and rodriquezpoultry:
    I've been thinking something was fishy. I have wondered why their barring was so irregular. Are there other distinctions that indicate BSL? Please educate me.
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    Quote:Thanks...you are always very helpful.
    To clarify:
    Are you talking about Bird #1 being the roo? Or just the back one from the first picture at top.

    The one you were thinking was a roo.
     
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That odd barring with lots of white in the hackles, a solid green tail feather or two, those are the main things to distinguish a BSL male.
     
  9. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Even this one????!! He is my favorite...but I need REAL BRs for my sweet little girls from the hatchery.

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    I won't blame the seller...she is newer to chickens than I am.
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Lutz,FL
    I think that is a Barred Rock
     
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