Is Watcher a Girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SkyWarrior, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Long story short, I got Watcher and his/her buddy on April 1. The bin was marked "Black Sex-Link Pullets." At the time, I didn't know how to tell the difference [​IMG] and the two chicks I got had white splashes on their heads. For the life of me, I can't recall what the others looked like, but I seem to recall there were a lot of white on all the chicks.

    Watcher and buddy started showing barred markings immediately. So, after learning I picked what was most likely roos, I shrugged and figured maybe they'd fit in, even if I didn't want roos. Now Watcher is about 10 weeks and I'm wondering if maybe if these birds were mislabeled and are actually Barred Rock pullets. I'm including the photos. Their combs are much smaller than the two RIRs that I think are roos. In fact, their combs are smaller than the black sex-link pullets that are younger than they are.



    What do you think? Did I get Barred Rock pullets? Is Watcher a boy or girl?
  2. LindsayB

    LindsayB Songster

    Apr 26, 2008
    Cypress, Texas
    Looks just like my BR pullet
  3. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    mine too these are at 6 weeks came out of the barred rock pullet bin, and i would say pullet on both of yours as well
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2010
  4. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

    May 8, 2010
    Looks like a BR pullet to me too.

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