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Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by arizonasnst, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. arizonasnst

    arizonasnst Out Of The Brooder

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    The guy I bought this chicken from told me it was a five or six month old barred rock pullet. She seems to be a little more aggressive then most of my other hens and not fearful of things she should, like my dog. She also has one feather that is all black without barring and has a green tint like a black maran so I'm not sure if she is the age, breed, or gender he said. Also the chicken with her is a 25 week old black Maran for a sizing reference.[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I only see one picture.
    By 5 months, it should be clear what the sex is. Curved and sickle tail feathers, pointy wing and hackle feathers, larger comb and wattles.
    Aggressiveness isn't an indication of sex. Plenty of pullets can be aggressive. Sometimes they have to be to survive. Not just the boys.
     
  3. arizonasnst

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  6. arizonasnst

    arizonasnst Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some pictures, don't know why they didn't come when i posted it the first time. Thanks your your quick response. I'm not certain she is 5 months, but she does look only slightly smaller than my black Marian
     
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  7. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me although I don't think it's 5 months old. Here's a pic of my 5 month old BR for comparison

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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barred Rock pullet.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    barred rock pullet
     

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