Need one last Gender

jen61871

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Apr 22, 2015
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Can I get the Gender on this little guy or gal?
 

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RhodeRunner

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Feb 22, 2009
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With barred and cuckoo birds, you can sex them by their color. The females have larger black bars, and darker shanks, giving them a general darker appearance. The males have larger white bars, yellower shanks, which gives them a general lighter appearance. Based on color sexing, you have a pullet. Color sexing isn't always right with barred/cuckoo crosses, but generally that is the way this color goes.
 

Chicken Girl1

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Mar 3, 2015
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Very true, I didn't quite right what I was thinking. I was looking more at the comb and legs since the coloring didn't seem standard. Though I would like to say that hatcheries these days aren't keeping to standards and I know a few members in here who have gotten pullets that had cockerel colored barring but still turned out to be hens, @speckledhen has a perfect example.
 
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speckledhen

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Very true, I didn't quite right what I was thinking. I was looking more at the comb and legs since the coloring did seem standard. Though I would like to say that hatcheries these days aren't keeping to standards and I know a few members in here who have gotten pullets that had cockerel colored barring but still turned out to be hens, @speckledhen has a perfect example.
yup, my very first BR was cockerel colored so everyone on BYC thought she was a he for weeks and weeks, until her comb stayed small at 12 weeks. That is the exception to the rule.

That bird can't be sexed like a normal barred bird because it's a cross.
 

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