Help sexing chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by streryan, May 23, 2016.

  1. streryan

    streryan New Egg

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    Could I get some advice on what sex these chickens may be? They are barred rocks about 11 weeks old[​IMG]
     
  2. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could we get a closer picture to be certain
     
  3. streryan

    streryan New Egg

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    Two separate chickens. Thanks so much!
     
  4. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one looks like a pullet and the second one looks like a rooster
     
  5. streryan

    streryan New Egg

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    just curious what traits made you think the second is a rooster?
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like pullets to me.
     
  7. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may both be pullets. But on my phone the second one seems to have a darker red comb and wattle than the first one
     
  8. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    They both look dark enough to be girls. Boys look lighter with thinner bands of black and more defined barring. There's quite a difference when you see a young rooster next to a young pullet. Search Google Images and you're sure to find a photo of each to compare.
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    both look to be pullets to me as well...with almost certainty the top one, fairly certain the second one.

    BR roosters have a lot more comb generally by 11 weeks of age.

    I'll post a comparison of my BR rooster below a few years back (at about 12 weeks of age):

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    both pullets
     

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