Can't determine the gender of my barred rocks! Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenmama16, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. chickenmama16

    chickenmama16 New Egg

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    About 5 or 6 weeks ago I bought 12 Barred Rock chicks from Tractor Supply. I have read so many conflicting things on the internet, some say the female is darker than the rooster but then others say she is lighter than the rooster. I will attach pictures of the chicks. I only have 2 chicks that are a slightly darker color compared to the other 10. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    [​IMG] This is the darker colored chick, I'm assuming this is a hen but not sure.
    [​IMG]Assuming this is a rooster.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    #1 looks like a pullet and #2 looks like a cockerel. If you have good quality stock Barred Rocks then the Hens will be darker and the Roosters will be lighter, but with Barred Rocks from TSC and hatcheries it could really go either way.
     
  3. dries86

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  4. amwhite

    amwhite New Egg

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    Rooster or hen???? I have 12 pullets from TSC they are 6 weeks old. They are all dark except this one. It has been gray from the beginning. It has a large red comb and wattle where the dark ones barely have a light pink comb and in most cases no wattle at all.
     
  5. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a cockerel.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    you have a cockerel
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Definitely a rooster.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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