Hen or Cockerel Barred Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tlynns, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. tlynns

    tlynns In the Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    We are new to the chicken world, but so excited! We had three little chicks come in the mail about a week ago... All are supposed to be hens, but I have my doubts about the one on the right in the first picture. It's supposed to be a barred rock, which I believe it is :), but what do you think about gender? Cockerel or Hen? Is it too early to determine? This one is the sweetest of the bunch and smart (well, for a chicken)! DOB is 11/30/15. Thanks in advance everyone!

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  2. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    It has been a while since I had BR chicks, and maybe the lighting in your photos is making the chick appear lighter than it really is, but I think you could be right. You should be able to tell with relative certainty in about 3-4 weeks as it feathers out. Pullets are darker than cockerels. Here is a thread that could be helpful if you compare your chick to the pictures in the thread: www.backyardchickens.com/t/798635/sight-sexing-barred-plymouth-rock-chicks-at-hatch/0_20
     
  3. Way too early to make a call. Most of the people here that are excellent with gender guessing will tell you to post again between 6-8 weeks old. Really adorable though!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  6. Free Feather

    Free Feather Songster

    Unless there is some way to tell based on coloring or feathering (besides vent sexing), you will need to wait a few more weeks.
     
  7. So cute at this age, enjoy them as they are young! lol! they mature so, so fast!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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  9. tlynns

    tlynns In the Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! I guess we will have to patiently wait for another 4-6 weeks. Until then we will keep our fingers crossed that this very cute "she" is really a she!!!

    Have a wonderful evening! I will post more picture soon!
     

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