Rooster?? Or just fast maturing??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewChickyMommy, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. NewChickyMommy

    NewChickyMommy Chirping

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    This is a Barred Rock and I'm thinking "she" is going to be a "he"? The comb is coming in faster than the others, its legs are all white, spot on its head is not as around as everyone elses, it is bigger and maturing faster than the rest. Or could it just be that it's maturing fast? It is about 12 days old and I know it's kinda young to tell but it's odd how much different the comb is from everyone elses

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/id/4975177/album/6177818

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/id/4975178/album/6177818

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/id/4975179/album/6177818

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/gallery/image/view/id/4975180/album/6177818

    (sorry about not being able to post directly. It won't let me yet)
     

  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Songster

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    Can we see a photo of the comb of one of the others for comparison? Also, look at the size of the head spots. A cockerel will have a bigger head spot than a pullet.
     
  3. NewChickyMommy

    NewChickyMommy Chirping

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  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    If I was a betting woman, I bet it ALL on rooster. 99% sure.
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Songster

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    Is there any way you can post a picture of his comb without the red light of the brooder behind it? I think it is casting an artificial rosiness to the comb that isn't there.
     

  6. Fleabuskitty

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    The size of the head spot and the size of the comb (though, as Pele said, it's hard to tell the color of the comb) make me think roo.
     
  7. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Songster

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    I think roo too
     
  8. tntblake

    tntblake Chirping

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    That is a big bright white stripe on his wing. I am saying 100% roo.
     

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