Hen or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Scruzet, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. Scruzet

    Scruzet In the Brooder

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    Hi,
    My chicks are about 6 weeks old. One is a buff Orpington and the other a Barred rock. Any help on if they look like hens or roosters? Thanks!!
     

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi

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    So, neither of those are what you were told they are. The barred one is actually a dominique, and seems to be feathering in single barred so that would indicate that it is a pullet. Unless of course it's a cross breed, in which case it would be entirely possible for a male to be single barred. The other appears to be a red sex link, and the coloring on her also indicates that she is a pullet.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    X3 not a buff orp wrong color and wrong color legs. Not a Barred rock , wrong comb
     
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  5. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    Not Barred Rock and Buff Orpington. The black one is a Dominique and looks like a cockerel, the buffy-one looks like it's a Red Sex-Link and is a pullet =)
    Very pretty, though!
     
  6. BubbaLikesIt

    BubbaLikesIt Songster

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    Dominique and a Red Star is what it looks like. Although, that is a lot of comb development for a Dominique that young. A Pea Comb on a pullet usually doesn't form that fast. I SAID USUALLY. Doesn't really mean anything, but it looks like you have at least 1 pullet guaranteed. If you do have a Dominique rooster there and you need a rooster, not a bad one to have.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can you wait a week or two, then post pics of their combs again? The barred one has a awful red looki comb.....
     

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