New Chicken Mama- A Hen or a Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LDeShaney, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. LDeShaney

    LDeShaney New Egg

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    Hi all- I am new to this chicken business. I have 4 week old chicks that I got from a local feed store. They were supposed to be pullets but I'm wondering if this one may be a roo- I have 2 of these barred rocks but this one has a more red comb, developing some wattles and has thicker legs- The first 3 pictures are showing - the last 2 are of my other barred rock
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    four weeks is really too young to tell. Better when they are fully feathered out about 8 weeks of age. Generally the females will have a black wash over their legs, like your photos show. The will also have dark black with narrow white bands.. Males are lighter grayish with wider white bands - their feet are usually yellow.
     
  3. LDeShaney

    LDeShaney New Egg

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    Thanks for the feedback-
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm leaning toward the first one being a cockerel, but they're too young to be sure.
     

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