So curious... Boy or girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Erin7738, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Erin7738

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  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    I'm no expert on Barred Rocks, but it's looking like a cockerel to me.
     
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  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    How old? If a younger bird, cockerel. If older (POL?) then maybe pullet..... I can't see saddle feathers.
     
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  4. cra-zchicknlady

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    I can't see the saddle feathers too clearly, are they rounded or pointed? Based on stance and tail set, I'd say hen.
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Cockerels usually don't get their hackle, saddle and sickle feathers until about 10-12 weeks, some earlier and some later. The big, red comb and wattles point to cockerel, depending on age.
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Looking at the photos again.....If this guy is the same age as the other birds, I say cockerel. I'm also seeing some pointy hackle feathers, but not sure if that is distortion from the photo.....
     
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  7. Erin7738

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    He/she is now 13 weeks old. I'll try to get a better picture without the chicken wire between us today.
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  8. BantyChooks

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  9. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    Glad we're helping! :)
     
  10. MeNKJ

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    What breed is it? It looks a bit like one of mine and I have no idea what she is.
     

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