Definite boy, right? Barred something, almost 10 weeks :P

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by featherz, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    This one has kept me guessing since I don't know for sure what breed it is. Had a small head spot, feathered in dark and has a dark wash on legs. However, he's obviously got a huge comb and wattles so I have always assumed roo.

    Getting ready to rehome my roos from my last hatch and thought I'd double check. Just under 10 weeks old. Picture isn't so hot - they didn't want to go outside today since it's hhhhhot out today!

    And what breed would you guess? Barred rock mix? black sex link?

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, male, if you're sure about the age. A BR cross of some sort, possibly a black sex link male, but could be just a BR cross of another sort. They're often darker due to only having one barring gene. Occasionally, you'll see a BR male that is super dark, but it's pretty unusual.

    Not a female, by any means, due to the huge red comb and wattles at that age.
     
  3. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BR pullet...my guess, here is a shot of my pullet, and one of my full grown roo. Notice the feather coloring, the pullet is darker.
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  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Thanks! Yes, I am sure about the age, I hatched him with a pile of others, then accidentally gave away most of the girls. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Then, yes, it's a male, a BR cross of some sort. Any idea of the parentage?
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    None. I got a mixed lot of eggs from a byc'er and she threw in a few mystery eggs. This is one of the mysteries. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Had a few of those. Supposed to be pure BRs, but due to a little unlawful mating, I got four Silver Phoenix x BR hens. The three males looked just like yours. The female was solid black. I thought at first the males were BR pullets, then the combs turned pink at 3 weeks old and I noticed the tails were longer and the barring was very "ghosty".
     

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