can anybody help me with an age on these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dmedroco, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. dmedroco

    dmedroco Hatching

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    hey i had bought 3 barred rocks and pair of golden seabrights at and auction and was wondering if anybody could help give me an idea of how old they might be..id greatly appreciate any help..thanks

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The top one is a hen and is probably 6 months to 1 year old.

    The second picture is two cockerels and looks like those boys are around 5-6 months old.

    The Sebright cockerel probably around 6 months old and the sebright pullet may be a bit younger, but close to the same age as the male.
     
  3. ve

    ve Songster

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    I agree
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I agree with rod and ve
     
  5. dmedroco

    dmedroco Hatching

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    thanks for the help..im fairly new to chickens and these are the first barred rocks ive had..the 2 in the second picture i was told were hens so i dunno..the only difference i can tell in the 3 is the one in the first pic is darker than the other 2..there combs and everything look about the same.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The two in the second photo are cockerels for the reason you just stated.

    Male Barred Plymouth Rocks receive two copies of the "barring" gene. Females only receive one. It's a sex-linked thing. Plus, you can see the faintest of pointed hackle feathers beginning to creep down...
     
  7. dmedroco

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    ok well thanks again for all your help!!
     

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