Impostor in my flock of BR pullets???? 13 wks old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by my3bratz2008, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard a noise coming from the bushes, that sounded like a "brahh" noise, then my other roos responded to it....too my suprise out pops a BR that does have a bigger comb and stuff unlike "her" sisters. They are all colored and barred the same...should I be concerned that one of the girls is really a boy??? It wouldn't be a bad thing.
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    #2 thru 6 are the other girls (hopefully)
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  2. Moose The Ameraucana

    Moose The Ameraucana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say the first one is a roo compared to the others...but it might be the other way around 1 hen and the rest are roos
     
  3. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    When "he/she" started to make that noise, my brahma roo started crowing and then imitating the noise and so did my jap roo...that's what freaked me out, because they made the same noise it did. They are all supposed to be pullets. When I looked up the difference between male and female, they said males are lighter in color and have bigger white bars.... they all have the same dark coloring and same width bars... maybe this one is older than the others as they were not all equal in size when we got them. So curious now!!
     
  4. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I have 17 week old BRs with various comb ranges from small pink to large red. Some of their combs have really grown in the past 2 weeks (and started to flop over) which is an indicator that they will be laying soon.

    Oops, sorry. Just saw the header again. It is a bit big at 13 weeks, but I'm not sure it's a roo. Time will tell for sure.
    Is there any way you can post a full body shot?
     
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  5. crayon

    crayon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this- but she looks like a HE! The comb and wattles are so much more red than the other pictures of the girls.... I would say- roo.... I have 3 BRs and they are just the sweetest things! I bet this roo will be really beautiful!
     
  6. my3bratz2008

    my3bratz2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    wow, seems everyone is on either side of the fence with this bird....I will see if I can get a body shot, as they never like to cooperate. But thanks for everyone's input, deep down i am kind of hoping it is a boy, so I can breed them. Also, at what age do BR's start laying so I can mark the calendar???
     
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  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    The first photo is a cockerel. A little darker than usual, but definitely a cockerel. The rest are pullets.
     
  8. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR, who lays an egg a day, looks like your first picture. Mine is 21 weeks. Here is a shot of her. She has a large comb and bright red waddle and she is definitely my layer!

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    Mabel, Maude and Ethel by Raven Wren Designs, on Flickr

    Maude is obviously the one in back!
     
  9. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, and Maude is a talker. She matured faster than my other girls and has been laying since she was 18 weeks. She bagawks and talks and makes all sorts of noise.
     
  10. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    The first photo is a cockerel. A little darker than usual, but definitely a cockerel. The rest are pullets.

    x2 The males are normally a little lighter in color in barred rocks. They are a bit of a lighter grey while the hens are darker. That is what confuses me! [​IMG]
     

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