Cockerels or pullets

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kelsey1314, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. kelsey1314

    kelsey1314 Out Of The Brooder

    59
    1
    43
    Apr 8, 2015
    Sumter, SC
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Hey! We are now proud parents for the first time with chickens! I just came home from picking up a coop that we found on CL, which then turned into us taking home these two babies as well, I think the guy said they were born on or around Xmas, so that should be putting them around 4 weeks old? We are reallllllly hoping these are pullets...what do you think?! Also the breeds are a barred rock and I think he said a red sex link for the other
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

    226
    13
    71
    Nov 16, 2015
    Northern CA
    It seems a little early for them for be getting their combs which makes me think that they might be male. But I am in no way an expert so let's hope that other people comment:)
     
  3. kelsey1314

    kelsey1314 Out Of The Brooder

    59
    1
    43
    Apr 8, 2015
    Sumter, SC
    Oh no, that's what I was afraid of! Yes, hopefully others will comment!
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

    11,613
    2,817
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    They are little to young to say for sure but I agree with beb444 that those combs are pretty big for 4 weeks.
     
  5. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    3,207
    567
    261
    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    The BR looks like a pullet so far... No male barring, and the comb looks like its still yellow...

    But the other one might be a cockerel, as the comb being red already at 4 weeks is a sign of male... Keep an eye on the red one, and if it sprouts wattles in the next few weeks, its a cockerel.

    Oh and I don't know if the red one is actually a RSL.. If it IS, then its female. A male red sex link would be yellow ;)
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2016
  6. kelsey1314

    kelsey1314 Out Of The Brooder

    59
    1
    43
    Apr 8, 2015
    Sumter, SC
    Great info!!! I'll definitely be keeping a close eye!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by