Is Diana a Dude??

mboreham1

Songster
10 Years
Dec 14, 2009
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pullet, dark front of legs, the comb is identical to my barred rock pullets, no saddle feathers as far as i can see, plus the pullets are more black than white, the roo's are opposite, that is certainly a more black bird
 

BloominOrchid

Songster
9 Years
Apr 18, 2010
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Worcester Township
And that is why I keep going back and forth on her/him!
The darkness makes me think hen, and the comb roo!
Guess we will just have to wait for an egg or a crow!
She was a Chickenstock Raffle prize
 

speckledhen

Intentional Solitude
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Feb 3, 2007
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Rooster. The barred EE type males are darker than a pure BR or Marans rooster so you can't sex them by the color factor like you can BRs. BR males have two barring genes, but a BR/EE cross will have only one, making him darker. (hopefully, I didn't mess up that explanation).

See this chick? He is a Silver Phoenix/ BR cross. Had two other brothers. We weren't aware they were crosses and at first, thought they were BR pullets....till the combs turned bright red at five weeks old.


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Here is one of my own BR/Ameraucana cross cockerels--see how dark he is? Has one barring gene from his daddy and naturally, none from his mom.

 

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