Plymouthrock... Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OsideChicks, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. OsideChicks

    OsideChicks In the Brooder

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    I have an 8 week old Plymouth Rock I got at a local feed store. They said it was 98% pullet. She has a small comb, so I didn't see a problem, but now I noticed in the last couple of days that the end of her tail has a slight bend to it. Could it be male? Has anyone had a Plymouth Rock hen with a slight bend in their tail??
    Thanks in advance Gabby [​IMG]
     
  2. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

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    Here is a pic of mine, the lighter barred is the boy.

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  3. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I can, but a pic would help us determine with much better certainty. Is this a Barred Rock? If so, then the black part of the feathers will be wider than the white stripes. The females are darker than the males.
     
  4. OsideChicks

    OsideChicks In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I will upload a picture of her.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    OsideChicks:
    Yes it would be best to load a picture becouse there are 7different Plymouth Rocks 8 if you include the Black Plymouth Rocks which isnt in the standard...

    Chris
     
  6. OsideChicks

    OsideChicks In the Brooder

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    Here are some pictures of Esperanza my Plymouth Rock. Can anyone tell me if she is a hen or a roo? She is 9 weeks old.
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  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Oside, yours looks like a pullet.
     
  8. OsideChicks

    OsideChicks In the Brooder

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    Thanks I was concern that her tail had a bend to it. I was told if it had a bend to it..... it could be a roo. I checked out your website and it's obvious you would know better than me. Nice chickens by the way. [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I agree that Esperanza is a pullet. Those long tailfeathers will molt out and suddenly, she'll look really girly, trust me.
     
  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    I also agree.
     

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