Male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newchikngal, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. newchikngal

    newchikngal Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought these almost a week and a half ago and the breeder said they were between 6-10 weeks old. I believe they are on the younger side because they were smaller. I'm noticing some red on the barred rock.. Here's a photo from today....[​IMG]
     
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    newchikngal Out Of The Brooder

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    This is from a week and a half ago...[​IMG]
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't see anything screaming cockerel on any of them so I'm thinking they are all pullets. :eek:)
     
  4. newchikngal

    newchikngal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I wasn't sure about the barred rock because the redness on her face is much more pronounced then the other two.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. The barring looks to be the darker barring of a female rather than the lighter barring of a male. Also, I'm thinking it's not pure Barred Rock either as the legs do not look yellow to me but closer to the whitish/pinkish legs of a Cuckoo Marans (another barred breed). Of course it could just be a trick of the lighting making the legs not look yellow.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They all look female. I also would not be surprised if the barred bird is a Marans, that looks like very pink/white skin on those legs.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    look like pullets to me
     

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