Is our 6 wk old Barred Plymoth Rock a cockrel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saylee, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. saylee

    saylee Hatching

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Yes.
     
  3. saylee

    saylee Hatching

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    Even if the comb is yellow? These are our first chicks and this is bumming us out!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Given the light barring and the size of the comb at 6 weeks, you have a cockerel. The comb will begin to redden up over the next few weeks.
     

  5. BorealisChick71

    BorealisChick71 In the Brooder

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    Pullets, of the barred rock variety will appear to be darker barred than the cockerels will. They will also not develop such a large comb, so early on. Sorry to say, the lighter appearance to the barring, and the comb size already, indicate that this is a cockerel. His comb will get larger and more red over the next few weeks.
     
  6. FeatherMtnFarms

    FeatherMtnFarms Songster

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    I would defiantly say that is a cock. With Barred rocks and Plymouth rocks if the barring is lighter they are cockerels, darker barring and they are pullets.
     

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