Roo or Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shell25, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2010
    Recently found out one of my girls was a boy, swapped for hopefully another girl, Im just hoping one of the pullets we got with him is a she and not he, no crowing yet, but how she acts makes me wonder, if i open the coop roof rather than putting head down like my other pullet she stands tall looking at me and does something weird in her body. Her comb was really pink and as just started growing. in the pics she's around 11 weeks old.

    Please please tell me ive got a girl! Its the BR in question. (sorry about the pics)

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010
  2. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2010
    Northwestern Alberta
    She's a pullet. I've been told that in BRs the Males have lighter coloured barring and the females are darker barred.
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    At 11 weeks that comb and wattles seem a little large and are pretty red. IMO they should be more like the pullet to its side. I think the coloring says pullet but the comb/wattles say roo. I think you are going to have to wait and see on this one a little longer before it becomes more clear.
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I'd say pullet. With Barred Rocks, the roosters have lighter coloring than the pullets. [​IMG]
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    The pic's are kind of small but from what I can see the barring really does look pullet to me.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Yup, Pullet!
  7. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2010
    S.E. Michigan
    Pullet. I just raised a Bantam BR, he is pictured with my user name in the thumbnail. He was about 12 weeks at the time he was photographed,
    note the comb and lighter feathers.
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2010
  8. shell25

    shell25 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2010
    Yippy!! Thanks for comments
  9. tls_ranch

    tls_ranch Stares at Chickens

    Did anyone notice that the "barred rock" doesn't have yellow legs? It looks like a cuckoo Marans with the pink legs.
  10. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2009
    Looks more like a pullet due to fatter black than white barring. Does she have a good gray wash on the front of he legs (I can't tell from picture)? If so that also points to pullet too. [​IMG] She may be the top gal which can make them stand more erect--my BLRW who is number one in the pecking order does this. Just remember the cardinal rule--only when they lay eggs is it a girl for sure!

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