Is my 4 week old barred rock a rooster?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AddictingChickens, May 19, 2012.

  1. AddictingChickens

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    please confirm my 4 week old is a rooster. my other one that hatched the same day has a defined black spot on "her" head and the other "roo?" has a black blotch. I have someone getting my rooster TODAY but now I am second guessing his sex.. He has pink tinge to "his" comb and the other one does not. Please help!!

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    There is pink in "his" comb (on left- sister on right)

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    HOWEVER, their barring looks the same - BUT maybe the one on the left (i think is a roo) is more defined and he has a blotch on his head and not a perfect little dark patch as the one on the right.
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    THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!
     
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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    He does look like a rooster in a way. But it is too early to tell for sure.

    Just my two cents worth.
     
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  3. thebanthams

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    Too early to tell, but wait few more weeks to see some changes. they both looks same right now..
     
  4. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I've never had a barred rock chick, male or female, with a white head like that. They all had solid black heads with varying degree's of a white spot on the back depending on male/female. Is it possible they are something else? Or mixed? Normally I'd say that the amount of white barring indicates male, I'm just really thrown off by those white heads. [​IMG] Sorry to not be of much help. Hopefully you'll get a BR expert to chime in here!
     
  5. AddictingChickens

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    Thank you all for such quick responses! I told the person to come back in a few weeks.....your advice is what I needed to here - I wouldn't want to steer someone down the wrong path!
    Thanks again my friends at BYC!!!
     
  6. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    x2 I was thinking the same thing!
     
  7. quintinp

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    I just hatched some BRs, and have seen plenty of them in my life, and haven't seen a Barred Rock chick that looks like either of those two chicks.

    My Barred Rock chicks are black with a white belly, a white spot on the front of their neck, white tipped wings, and a white spot or sploch on their head.

    Here is one of mine, with one of my Rhode Island Red chicks.

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  8. AddictingChickens

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    Hmmm, the only black and white hens I have are:
    Two Barred Plymouth Rocks (one is a bantam) or from my Wyandotte.
    The Rooster is an old English bantam hen.
    Can I post another picture in a week to see if any of you could maybe help me determine what they are since they would have grown a bit and gained more color?
    UGH!!


    Thanks BYC!
     
  9. So, these chicks weren't bred by a BR with a BR?
     
  10. wekiva bird

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    They do not look like pure BR to me.
     

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