Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmangelamberin, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. emmangelamberin

    emmangelamberin New Egg

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    Are these hens or roosters?[​IMG]
     
  2. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only one picture is there and he is definitely a rooster.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. emmangelamberin

    emmangelamberin New Egg

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    Only one picture is there an
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    -Is this a rooster too?
     
  5. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    How old is the BR? Same age as the other one in the picture? How do their comb and wattles compare to one another? Does one have definitely more developed comb and wattles? From what I can see, I would guess cockerel.
     
  6. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the barred bird which is probably a Black Sex Link, is definitely a cockerel also.
     
  7. curlycue212

    curlycue212 Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah. looks like a cockerell. i'd say it's a barred rock or dominique. i have black sex links and they are solid black with a little red on underside of neck feathers
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Black sex link pullets are black with red in the hackles. Black sex link cockerels are barred.I agree with Rhodebar Lover that the barred bird in the picture is likely a black sex link cockerel. The first is also a cockerel, maybe partridge Rock or Welsummer.
     
  9. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Just curious - what characteristics does the barred cockerel have that makes you say sexlink instead of Barred Rock? Not trying to be argumentative, just trying to learn more. [​IMG]
     
  10. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The pattern on the wing - the darker primaries and the whitish pattern near the shoulder/elbow. IMHO to me It looks messier than the markings of a Rock. I could very well be wrong, I am far from an expert on barred birds.
     

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