Is this Dominicker or Barred Rock? Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melissathib, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    Purchased on May 21 and was told she was around 4 weeks old. Seller told me she is a Dominicker hen, but after research, I'm not sure. Also, not sure if this is a hen or rooster. Thanks for the help![​IMG]

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  2. tinkerbell265

    tinkerbell265 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's a Barred. :) As for the gender, pick through it's tail... If the feathers come to a point and aren't very defined, its a rooster. If the feathers are defined and are squared or rounded at the ends, its a pullet... Males also have and arch in the tail. Female's tails create a fan and will be straight...

    Let me know what you find! :) (It honestly looks like pullet to me though. But it's hard for me to tell. Pick through the tail and see what you get.)
     
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    tinkerbell265 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture of my barred when she was roughly a couple months older than yours currently is... In case that can help you eyeball it. :)

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This one looks like a black sex link cockerel.

    Your seller was all over the place, wasn't she [​IMG]
     
  5. melissathib

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    Seems like! She probably knew I was new at this and just said what sounded convincing! I know the breeds don't matter so much, but I really didn't want roosters. If this is one, too, that'll make at least 2. This one and the other are already bowing up at each other, so I'm afraid you may be right about this one. Ugh!
     
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    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I just took this picture. Maybe this will help decide if it's a hen or rooster?

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  7. melissathib

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    Do any of these pictures help anyone decide if I have a pullet or a cockerel? Sure hoping for pullet, but I've already been disappointed to learn it isn't a Dominicker. I'll deal with whatever info you give me. [​IMG]
     
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    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    No, she/he isn't partial to being picked up, much less picked through! She/he has started making clucking sounds, so maybe? Thanks for the video link! I'll check when I get back home. Maybe I can just follow her/him around and see :)
     
  10. melissathib

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    Well, I watched the video and am disheartened. Apparently, she is a he! But now I'm questioning another one of my babies. According to the video information about tail feathers, the one pictured below is a rooster. I posted about her/him on another thread and the consensus was that she is an Easter Egger pullet. But the tail looks like rooster tails in the video. What do you think?

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