Rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fowlfriend98, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. fowlfriend98

    fowlfriend98 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a boy or a girl? I I only have two of the Partridge rock and they look different. They were straight run so it is possible that it's a rooster but I want to know for sure [​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How old is the bird? Can you get a picture out of the shadows more from a side view - and maybe one of the other for comparison to see what differences it is that have caused you question? That is not male coloration for a Partridge Rock, so I am curious what the other bird looks like thinking perhaps you are laying "roo" on the wrong bird.
     
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  3. fowlfriend98

    fowlfriend98 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try and get a better picture and the feathers around the neck are a brighter Color and the comb and wattles are a little bigger on this one then the other. They're both around the same size and I think 4 months old or so
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    There is no mistaking the male/female partridge rock pattern - this isn't a photo, but shows a very good idea of what the differences are and you can see how they look totally different from one another - http://www.cacklehatchery.com/prock.html - having a heck of a time finding a picture of a hen and roo side by side in an actual photo so you can see it.
     
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  5. fowlfriend98

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    I have a few new photos of them. The first one is of the other one [​IMG]

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that they are both Partridge Plymouth Rock pullets. Since they (I assume) came from a hatchery/feed store, there may be small variations in color and overall appearance, as some hatchery birds are mixed, or don't conform well to the breed standards.
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    Both are Partridge Rock pullets. Color variations are relatively common in hatchery-quality stock.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're both hatchery partridge Rocks. I have two bout the same age, one if lighter gold on the collar and a touch overall. I'm waiting to see how they feather out to decide who to keep.
     

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