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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ebuckman, May 19, 2016.

  1. ebuckman

    ebuckman Hatching

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    Hi, a couple weeks ago I got a Barred Rock Chick and I was told it was a female, but its comb is growing in faster then the others, so can anyone tell me if it is a male or a female

    5-6 week old Barred Rock
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chirping

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    That's a cockerel.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Free Ranging

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    I know Barred Rocks have color difference between Cockerel & Pullet, which I've no clue BUT the comb is not red nor does it have any wattle, I'm guess Pullet
     
  4. JaeG

    JaeG Free Ranging Premium Member

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    A boy would have more defined barring and wattles at this age. Pullets are darker and look more speckled - they develop more defined barring when older. I'm no expert but looks like a girl.
     
  5. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chirping

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    Can you show the tail?
     
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    I'd say pullet as well. As JaeG suggested, the white in barring would be much more noticeable in a cockerel... This is my (now 7yr. old) barred rock hen when she was about 6 weeks old. Noticeable comb...muted bars.

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    Last edited: May 19, 2016

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