GALS OR GUYS? Help me please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aussie Krissy, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. Aussie Krissy

    Aussie Krissy New Egg

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    These are my two Plymouth Rock chicks now around 6 weeks old. They act very roostery, stand up right, battle each other frequently, starting to go red in the face. Can anyone confirm my suspicions? Thanks in advance. [​IMG][/IMG]

    Sorry not very good photos.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Posture sure looks as if they are cockerels. Do they have single or rose combs? They almost look like Dominiques when I enlarge the picture.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking that both are cockerels, though I can't see the face of one of them as well. The coloring isn't particularly roosterish (generally they're a little lighter in color), but I would say that both are males based on stance and face redness.
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    @ Wyandottes, the coloring is throwing me off too..
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look like cockerels to me, though I admit that the coloring is darker than that of most males. Also, they appear to be Dominiques, not Plymouth rocks.
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Dominiques

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    not sure on the other one because I can't see the comb.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. Aussie Krissy

    Aussie Krissy New Egg

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    here are some closer pictures.

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    What makes you think they are dominiques? What characterizes the difference between the two breeds?
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Barred rocks have single combs - Dominiques have rose combs.
     
  10. Aussie Krissy

    Aussie Krissy New Egg

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    thanks for that,the lady i bought them off is a reputable breeder and sold them to me as Plymouth Rocks.
    So everyone still agrees that these are most likely roosters?
     

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