I'm pretty sure...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wroblow, May 16, 2008.

  1. wroblow

    wroblow In the Brooder

    May 16, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I think one of my chicks (a barred rock) is a rooster. She has some dark on the front of her legs, but just a little...she also has a very irregular spot on her head and her comb is coming in with a little red at the very tip. She's only 2 weeks old and I don't have another barred rock to compare the darkness of her feathers to. Any ideas? I'm leaning toward rooster.

    this pic is from 4 days ago...she's bigger now, but this is all I have at the moment.

    Last edited: May 16, 2008
  2. Portia

    Portia Songster

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    Do you have a better pic of the chicks comb? An early pinking of the comb is one sign of a roo. Coloring can be more tricky. Is this a hatchery chick? One of my BRs was very silvery with a lot of light barring, but it turned out to be a pullet, so darkness of coloring can be deceptive. Her spot was also very irregular in comparison to the others.

    Here she is at 2.5 weeks

    And at 11 weeks
    Last edited: May 16, 2008

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