I love this Barred Rock and named her Mrs. Norris....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hovergirl, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. hovergirl

    hovergirl New Egg

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    so naturally she is the only one of the 6 chicks with a comb that's turning pink. This is the most social and outgoing of the chicks, and she loves her people. So what's up with the comb and these tail feathers? I want to keep her so badly!

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  2. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Mrs. Norris might be a Mr. Norris. But I could very well be wrong.
     
  3. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    How old is she?
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty dark to be a Mr.
     
  5. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    That's pretty unusual barring, isn't it? I would say pullet based on the overwhelming black vs. white, but the barring is strange.

    I have a BR pullet that had a much larger comb and even wattles early on, but turns out she's just the dominant girl. I would have sworn she was a roo until we got an egg out of her!
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Just had to say that I love the name Mrs.Norris [​IMG] . The comb and wattles are looking rather boyish, but the coloring looks more pullet. I think you will have to wait a while to be sure.
     
  7. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like Mrs. to me [​IMG]
     
  8. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Her barring does look a little strange. If she is a 'barred rock', then I'd say she's a pullet.

    I don't see her age listed, but I'm guessing she's close to the age of my pullets in these pictures (7-8 week of age) and you can see their combs & wattles are close to the same as the your chick (they're laying now, so definitely females):

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  9. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a Mrs. to me.... [​IMG]
     
  10. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Definitely a Mrs. Looks exactly like my 7 week old BR pullet. Just posted in another thread with a definite BR roo. Big difference.
     

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