Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wqcustom, May 28, 2010.

  1. wqcustom

    wqcustom In the Brooder

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    Hi,
    Just wondering if I have a roo or pullet. It's around 7-8 weeks old here. The comb is much more prominent than my other RIR's at the same age, but maybe that's just the way a pullet is for this breed? Speaking of breed, I am assuming this is a Barred Rock, but am wondering why mine doesn't have yellow legs?? Is this still considered a Barred Rock with slate legs?

    Thanks!

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  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It looks like a Dominique to me. The feathering looks kind of girly but I'm not sure. [​IMG]
     
  3. Sequin

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    I'm gonna say roo. Pretty chick, sorry I can't help you more on breed.
     
  4. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Dominique (rose comb) and it's a cockerel.
     
  5. smarsh

    smarsh Songster

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    i am not sure that roo, and it is a roo, is a pure breed. The comb looks like it could be pea-ish and possibly there is some slight bread. i think it could have some EE in it.
     
  6. smarsh

    smarsh Songster

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    come to think of it, the white pullet looks a little EEish in the face too.
     
  7. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    I'm seeing a rose comb, or thought I was (that little lift at the back in the one photo). Where's my glasses when I need them? Oh that's right, I don't wear any, but maybe I should, LOL.

    Now that it's mentioned about the cross, a dominique will have yellow shanks and this bird has swarthy yellow. And my eyes may be deceiving me about the rose comb actually being a pea comb. So it may possibly be a cross.
     
  8. wqcustom

    wqcustom In the Brooder

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    Thanks for everyones reponses. So, I was told when I bought this 2 weeks ago that it was a Barred Rock pullet. Now it looks like it's neither. Here's a closer look at the comb if that helps. Am I correct in assuming Barred Rocks have yellow legs and Dominques have gray? This is still very new to me, thanks again!
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  9. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Songster

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    i think that the dominiques have yellowish legs too, but they might not. [​IMG] i cant tell for sure, ive only ever had the rocks.
     
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Barred Rocks and Dominiques should have Yellow legs....


    Chris
     

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