Pullet or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chick Pastor, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Chick Pastor

    Chick Pastor In the Brooder

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    I am pretty sure my Buffs are pullets, but not sure [​IMG]about my 3 Barred Rocks. I got them March 1 at Rural King. Buffs might have been there a week, but BR just came in that day, so about 5-6 weeks old. Can anyone tell me, especially the Barred Rock? I accidentally got them from a straight run tank, but wanted pullets. The Buffs were supposed to be pullets.
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    The barred rock in the first pic is a roo. The one in the last pic is female.
     
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  3. Chick Pastor

    Chick Pastor In the Brooder

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    Here is a shot of my third Barred Rock that tucked its head under in the first photo. [​IMG]
     
  4. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted

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    The third is a pullet. Your birds are adorable!
     

  5. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chirping

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    2pullets and 1 cockerel.
     
  6. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Crowing

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    Pullet. :-D
     
  7. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Songster

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    I agree, while the rest are likely to make you breakfast this one's likely to to be wakin' you up!
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    And while I'm no expert on breeds, he's the only one who looks to be barred, the rest look cuckoo?
     

  8. Chick Pastor

    Chick Pastor In the Brooder

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    They are all supposed to be Barred Rocks, but I suppose they could have got mixed up at Rural King.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    The Barred Rocks are all barred. Technically, cuckoo is the same gene as barring, it's just a got a different name depending on what breed you are dealing with. The male has two copies of the barring gene, and the females only have a single copy.
     

  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    agree
     

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