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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PotterWatch, May 6, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Anyone care to hazard another guess about my suspicious BR? S/he is now about 4wks old. The smaller BR in the first pic is about 3wks.

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  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    It has the dark coloring of a pullet, I say girl.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I hope so!

    Anyone else?
     
  4. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet to me as well.

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  5. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say girl, but are the legs dark? I can't really tell. Don't Barred Rocks have yellow legs? I don't know???
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    That one does have dark legs pretty much all over. The smaller one has a dark wash just down the front and yellow everywhere else.
     
  7. raindrop

    raindrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my pullets. My cockerel is much lighter silver and the bars are wider. His tail is only half that long and he is 5 weeks old.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Kind of young still... but at 4 weeks old, that pink/redish wattle on the last pic has be worried.
     
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Got 2 barred rocks who are 4 wks old today, and one is DEFINITELY a roo. Yours looks more like the little pullet. *BTW, the 2 BRs and 6 BOs were supposed to be pullets, I ended up with a BR cockerel AND a BO cockerel* The pullets were supposed to be a harem for my RIR roo and the SLW roo so they could each have a small harem and not compete with each other. Now I have two MORE roos? I'll be standing out in the pen sounding like Rodney King, saying "can't we all just get along?".... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its looks to be a pullet, but with those dark legs I am questioning its parentage. BR are supposed to have yellow shanks and can have a dark wash down the fronts, but black/slate legs are not a breed characteristic of BR.
     

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