Is Ruffles a hen or a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kkandashlynsmom, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. kkandashlynsmom

    kkandashlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Meet Ruffles. It's the first chick we've ever hatched. Do you think it's a hen or a roo?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. kkandashlynsmom

    kkandashlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still struggle with the black sex link cockerel thing, but with that red bleeding in I am going with black sex link and with the barring it would have to be a cockerel.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Definitely a cockerel.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cockerel
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cockerel.

    which parent was the barred bird? If it was the momma, you have a sex link cross and any future barred chicks will be males. Solid chicks would be females. Only works if the momma is barred, though, and the dad isn't. If the dad is barred and the momma is not, all the babies will be barred and you can't use the color to sex them.
     
  7. MATTMMR7

    MATTMMR7 Just Hatched

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    I think sweet Ruffles is a happy healthy rooster!
     
  8. kkandashlynsmom

    kkandashlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Dad (MoMo) is barred. :)
     
  9. kkandashlynsmom

    kkandashlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    MoMo: [​IMG][​IMG]
    I don't have any barred hens. :)
     
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  10. kkandashlynsmom

    kkandashlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any barred hens. :)
     

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