Plymouth rock male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by beebee, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. beebee

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    We were told this chick was a female. Just wanted to see if anyone had any input. She is about 5 wks old. Thanks! [​IMG]
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  2. fshinggrl

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    I think you have a right to suspect it being a cockerel. Just a thought though...
     
  3. BerrytangleFarm

    BerrytangleFarm British and Scandinavian Poultry

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    Looks like the legs are lighter than my 6-week-old female? And the white stripes are more pronounced.
     
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  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Crowing

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  5. JulieNKC

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    I think it's a pullet with only one copy of the barred gene. It's got boy coloring, but just doesn't look like a boy to me.
     
  6. sevenbabychicks

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    I'm leaning a little more towards girl than boy - I think that comb would be more pronounced by now in a cockerel. With her light patterning, I bet she'll be a beauty!
     
  7. MassivelyScrambled

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    We have two BR pullets at 7 weeks right now and that looks like a pullet to me. The thing that worries me a little bit is that at 5 weeks it hasn't grown in it's neck feathering, and males usually take longer to do that than girls. But, I'd still lean towards pullet.[​IMG]
     
  8. shober

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    I also have 7 week old chicks and I think its a pullet! I've also heard that male are lighter and I have one who I think is a roo! I"ll try to post pictures tomorrow!!. I'm pretty sure he is a roo though! He (or she) is much lighter than the rest though![​IMG]
     
  9. AZBootsie

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    I am guessing boy. Look how short the tail feathers are compared to the picture of the 6 week old pullet.
     
  10. ll

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    It's too early to tell
     

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