Go ahead and break the bad news...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MyMonsters91, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gently now... all 3 of these Barred Rocks are indeed male, aren't they? The one on the bottom makes me think maybe girl, because it's slightly darker... but just not dark enough. lol. ::hangs head::

    Chicken 1 (Cucco):
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    Chicken 2 (Zebra):
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    Chicken 3 (Minda):
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    All 3 (same pattern top to bottom- Cucco, Zebra, Minda):
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  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why do you say? They are pretty young to be making the call. Maybe they will be girls?? [​IMG]
     
  3. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The coloring lol. Barred Rocks are pretty simple. Dark with pale barring = girls and Light/gray with brighter barring (looking more contrasted in general) = boys. Minda is the only one I have the slightest hope for, but she's still pretty light.
     
  4. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the parents when they were about the same age... mom in front, dad in back..
     
  5. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Got it! Well, maybe someone else familiar with the breed will chime in here...

    Good luck anyway!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    First looks like a boy. The second one could be a lighter than average pullet. The black and white bars seem pretty much the same width. The third could be a pullet.
    Just to give you a glimmer of hope. The chick in the middle had me worried when she was little. Just look at all that white on her back. But she was definitely a pullet.
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  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    As others have said. it is too early to be sure, but at this stage, I would also hold out hope that the second and third ones are pullets. Look forward to seeing photos of them in a few weeks time when comb development may make things more apparent.
     
  8. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I wasn't expecting hope! LOL. They're 3 weeks old as of 2 days ago. Some of my mixes are already turning red, but my pure BR (these 3) haven't yet gone red (except Cucco), so I'm basing off their coloring. Some of my mixes have more of the expected 'girl' BR coloring... which is expected, since they're mixes and supposed to, lol. I'll keep an eye on their combs and waddles and refrain from rehoming them until I know 100%
     
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  9. MyMonsters91

    MyMonsters91 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their combs yesterday:

    Cucco:
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    Zebra:
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    Minda:
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  10. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As of now, they all look to be cockerels.
     

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