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

    Dec 5, 2015
    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!


  2. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

    Sep 3, 2011
    Northern KY
    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

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 3 adorable little fuzzy butt.
  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

    May 14, 2014
    X4 on Bridebeliever.
  9. tlynns

    tlynns In the Brooder

    Dec 5, 2015
    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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