Plymouth Rock sexing please

Sar0112

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My 2 Plymouth Rocks are now 8 weeks old. Pretty sure i have one if not two cockerels. They both have very different body shapes and tails though. Can someone help please?
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AllenK RGV

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I'm no plymoth rock expert never raised one but these both look like pullets to my eye. Reason I say that is the feathers down the neck do not have a pointed appearance. Additionally, body language of the birds. Not one is observing you the photographer not one photo has the stink eye glare of a future roo.
 

Ted_Harrell

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If they are Barred Plymouth rocks, then I vote the first to be a cockerel because of the wide barring and the second to be a girl because of the smaller bars and more black in the coloration. Just my opinion.
 

Sar0112

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They were sold as barred Plymouth rocks by a breeder but not sure how reliable that is. Here's a pic of them when little if that helps??
 

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Sar0112

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Still staying with my opinion, good luck, nice birds by the way...
Thank you. I'm hoping you're right. They both hold themselves differently. Plus number 1 (who i am sure is a cockerel) is outgoing and confident whereas number 2 is quite low in the pecking order and much more nervous.
 

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