Pullet or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DesiLee13, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. DesiLee13

    DesiLee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    My Barred Rock was purchased from a Tractor Supply store from the "pullet only" bin, but I fear the odds were not in my favor? I am new to all this, so am not good at knowing the sex. I have looked at multiple pictures of both and am torn.
     
  2. chickenjunkies

    chickenjunkies New Egg

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    Im new at this to i just purchased a barred rock also and was told it was a pullet he showed me why. The white spot on the back of its head is just that its a spot. He said if it was a roo it would be a white srip down its neck. Mine is little over 4 weeks old and doesnt have that big of comb either.
     
  3. unionhillchix

    unionhillchix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is he/she? I would say roo but not 100% sure.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Too young to be certain, but it's definitely developing a lot of comb and a lot of white plumage for a pullet.

    TSC is... untrustworthy. I've heard of many times when they've sold straight run birds as pullets or simply unlabeled.
     
  5. DesiLee13

    DesiLee13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I really am unsure on the age. We purchased him/her about 2 weeks ago.
     
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  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 November....... my favorite month Premium Member

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    Whoever told you that needs to stop telling people that. Barred Rocks all have dots even if they are male or female. Oh and [​IMG].

    @DesiLee13 I would say it is a cockerel but you can't be a 100% sure at this age.
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    x2. While there are some minor differences between the head spots of BR cockerels and pullets, they are minor, only obvious to the distinguished eye, and generally only accurately seen in breeder/heritage stock birds.
     
  8. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like cockerel...
     
  9. brozki

    brozki Out Of The Brooder

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    I am 100% certain that is a Cockerel... that comb is so pronounced and it will only get bigger.
     
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