Christopher or Christina?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickforchicks, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. chickforchicks

    chickforchicks Just Hatched

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    I have a small flock of mostly 18 week old Barred Rock chickens. I know the gender of 6 of them but 1 is causing me to scratch my head. He/she is smaller than the roosters with a smaller comb and wattle and is lighter in color than the hens. He/she doesn't get involved when the roosters try to show each other who the boss is, but his color is throwing me. I'm leaning toward hen, but wanted someone else's opinion since I'm new at this. Thanks!

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    That is a pullet, but you're right, the color's weird. Makes me think the bird has something else mixed in - doesn't look pure BR to me.
     
  3. chickforchicks

    chickforchicks Just Hatched

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    That's disappointing since I ordered them all from a hatchery. Oh well, certainly not the end of the world. Thank you for your help! I hope her eggs are slightly different than the others so I know which ones I don't want to attempt to hatch. We'll have to wait and see.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullet
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I think it is a pullet. Some hatchery BRs, since they aren't bred for standard perfection, get a little messed up and some girls get the guys coloring.
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    That is a Pullet and it is pure....Have no Worries..........



    Cheers!
     
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