Is this Barred Rock a he or a she

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mychickens, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. mychickens

    mychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me if this Barred Rock is a he or a she. It is 18-19 weeks old and isn't crowing or laying but is looking more like a rooster every day. Thanks
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    to me right now it looks like a pullet??
     
  3. mschickychick

    mschickychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking pullet too.

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  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Pullet
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cockerel, sorry. 100% positive, no doubt about it. You can see the skinny saddles coming in now and it's cockerel-colored. It is slower developing, but I've had those. If that's a pullet, it's the only one with shiny, skinny saddle and hackle feathers I've ever seen.

    Are you really positive about the age of that bird? Seems more like a 12-14 week old male to me.
    Here is a 15 week old BR cockerel (it's Zane as a youngster) for comparison.
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  6. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree 100% with Speckledhen [​IMG]
     
  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Cyn is spot on again. Definitely a cockerel.
     
  8. damarisgw

    damarisgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree 100% with Speckledhen [​IMG]

    Same here​
     
  9. JewellFarm

    JewellFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks very cockerelish to me.
     
  10. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy, gonna be a big boy eventually. I just had a black rock steathily go from hen to pullet in about three weeks time - in the same age range darn bird. Suddenly when I stopped watching closely there cropped up all these darn pointy FEATHERS on his neck and butt. I'm ticked. Oh well, time to breed black rock to blue rock.
     

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