New to me chicks/Rooster

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Island Juli, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. Island Juli

    Island Juli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2016
    Got these today. The rooster someone said could be a cross between a Barred Plymouth and a Barred Pencil.

    Here are some of the chicks, several of the black with silver "sort of" stripes have the white spot on top of the head. Any idea if this is a good indicator of cockerel or pullet? There are 10 that are black that have the pretty silverish looking stripes 2 are very much not black at all. She said they are about 3 weeks old.



  2. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 23, 2013
    Hilo, HI
    In the first pic, the "black & white" on on the left top is Cockerel, according to the comb, possibly the other one too. The rest look pullet but individual pics would help. Not sure on the Cock, I'm still learning my breeds :)
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    Rooster is most likely a mix... lots of barred breeds so hard to tell really...

    Spots on heads won't tell anything if just the rooster is barred, both sexes can have headspots...

    But top 2 on left are looking like cockerels, and also maybe the chipmunk striped one in 2nd pic...

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