Rooster or Hen????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BarredPlymouth123, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. BarredPlymouth123

    BarredPlymouth123 Hatching

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    Hi there, I can’t tell if my 8 week old Plymouth Rock is a rooster or hen??
    Please help.....
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  2. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Queen Of The Coop

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    I'd say.... Pullet :idunno
     
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  3. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Agree - definitely pullet. :D
     
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  4. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Left side cockerel is lighter due to double dose of barring gene.
    Right side is pullet (like yours), darker with only one barring gene.
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Cockerel.

    Pullets don't get combs like that at eight weeks.
     
  6. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    I think that bird is way older than 8 weeks. If it's a cockerel I doubt it's a BR, maybe a sex-link?
     
  7. BarredPlymouth123

    BarredPlymouth123 Hatching

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    It’s exactly 8 weeks. Born on the 15th October. The breeder thinks it’s a pullet aswell.
     
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  8. BarredPlymouth123

    BarredPlymouth123 Hatching

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    If you look closely there actually isn’t much comb development but it is quite red???
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

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    Well, the owner just confirmed age. It's definitely a boy. Could be a bird with a single barring gene, but I doubt it.

    Both - pullets only get a comb that color when they're close to laying, which is at least 6 weeks away, but often more.
     
  10. biophiliac

    biophiliac Traveler in BYCLand

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    Wow, she's a big girl(i think;)), she's gonna be a beauty! Mine were hatchery birds - perhaps birds from a breeder are bigger?
     

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