Is Dixie a boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aprilgrem, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. aprilgrem

    aprilgrem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if it is still too young to tell but is Dixie a boy? 3 weeks old yesterday.

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I Vote Boy, I had a little Dude named Quinton who looked exactly the same, Barred Plymouth I assume?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Dixie isn't obviously male yet. The barring looks more like speckling at this point, which is common for pullets. I'm seeing a lot more black, than white. Probably a pullet.
     
  4. aprilgrem

    aprilgrem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dixie is a Barred Rock. Not sure if there is a difference between that and the Barred Plymouth or if that makes a difference.
     
  5. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There isnt a difference ^^ The common name for a Barred Plymouth Rock is a Barred Rock, but they're the same.
    And I would say since the white 'thumbprint' on the head is so large and the face is what I'd consider "Hawkish" I will say male~ ^^
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post.
     
  7. Chris09

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    The breed is a Plymouth Rock, the verity (color, type) is Barred.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Plymouth Rock is actually the name of the breed. "Barred" is the color variety. You have a "Barred Plymouth Rock", frequently shortened to "Barred Rock." Plymouth Rocks come in seven color varieties recognized by the APA; barred, white, buff, blue, columbian, partridge, and silver-penciled.
     
  9. aprilgrem

    aprilgrem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! You really do learn something new everyday!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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