Good Shepard Barred Rock Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DMRippy, May 31, 2012.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

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    I bought these 2 Barred Rocks at the same time, hoping for 2 roos. They hatched around the first of the year I think. One is OBVIOUSLY a roo. The other is ambiguous ..... much smaller very light. Same feed, no worms, never been outside to catch anything.... so I am leaning toward pullet... but these are a new breed for me so any ideas are welcome.

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    Now for the suspect

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    If this is a roo any ideas why he is so small? I looked at the hackles and they seem rounded, but I just don't have anything to compare?
     
  2. texas75563

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    1 roo and 1 pullet no doubts about it.
     
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  3. I think you have 2 roos. The suspect's mug shot was taken in inside lighting. That makes it look darker than the first one, but the close barring says male, along with the sickle feathers. ...........stan
     
  4. DMRippy

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    I can't tell any difference in the barring.... [​IMG] They looked just alike when I got them [​IMG]
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

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    They look more like Dominques. Cockeral and pullet. :thumbsup
     
  6. DMRippy

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    They have rose combs [​IMG] mine have straight combs
     
  7. That's what I'm saying. You would see a difference in the barring between a male and a female. I think they are both males. ......stan
     
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  9. texas75563

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    Reasons #2 is pullet.

    1. same age
    2. dark color
    3. comb size
    4. wattle size
    5. legs should have dark wash down them
     
  10. I can't help you there. I have had a couple that did the same thing, just didn't finish. Here is a comparison pic. cockerel and pullet. See the narrower barring on the cockerel? If your's have the same barring width, and look the same color when side by side, their are both the same sex, males. ...stan

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