My 2 Barred Rock.... Girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BWchicken, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. BWchicken

    BWchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Barred Rock Bantams and will be 7 weeks old in 2 days. They're my only barred rocks and were very, VERY slow to feather out, even now at 7 weeks, they still have some patchy spots. I bet I've looked at hundreds of pics of barred rocks, but I still can't tell the gender of my bantam babies for sure. Their even spaced barring throws me off, they both seem to have barring with equal amounts of black and white. Can y'all help me out?


    HERE THEY ARE TOGETHER (#1 on left, #2 on right)
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    BARRED ROCK BANTAM #1 (3 pics)
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    BARRED ROCK BANTAM #2 (3 pics)
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    btw: I never knew that BRs were SO sweet and docile, but they really are wonderful birds so far. I absolutely love them.

    Thanks for looking, I can't wait for your responses! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    My first guess would be hens, cause they don't look like they have a whole lot of comb action going on.
     
  3. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    2 pullets!
     
  4. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    hens, color gives them away
     
  5. the lemon tree

    the lemon tree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely girls. [​IMG]
     
  6. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep they are girls
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  7. I remember a post about the color of the legs.

    Hens apparently.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Those legs do not have much dark wash down the front like many BR pullets do, and I have had roosters who have as much as those two pullets do. Leg color is not a completely reliable indicator of sex so never go by that alone.

    Yes, they are pullets.
     

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