Opinions...male or female or too early to tell...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BrianT, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

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    It looks like a pullet to me... UNLESS it is a cross between BR and something else. It's very dark to be a BR roo.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Quote:Agreed. Pure BR males *usually* have lighter coloring. (more white on the barring)

    Here's one of my BR cockerals:
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  3. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:If it only has one copy of the barring gene...it would not be too dark to be a BR roo. BR roos with only one copy of the gene will be darker like the females. Females only have one copy of the barring gene and are white barring on black, males with two copies of the barring gene are black barring on white. [​IMG]
     

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