Still very young, but can you tell if this is a roo??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tyjaco, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are Barred Rocks. I THINK about 6-7 weeks..(?)

    I'm not sure about this one. I'm a little concerned it's a boy :

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    This next one looks like a pullet to me, but I'm no expert!
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    They are the same age, and the 1st one has more development in the comb..And stands like a hen

    What do you think??

    Thanks!!
     
  2. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 BRs. What makes you think that one is a roo? They both look like ladies to me. Can't always go by comb and development. Two of mine have huge combs and the other two have tiny ones. The pictures look a little yellowish,but on Barreds usually you can tell by the barring itself. If you could get pics in natural light could get a better idea,.
     
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  3. tyjaco

    tyjaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know why the pictures are so yellow. :( I changed some setting or something...

    I will try again.

    I appreciate your help. And I am hoping they are all 'girls'!!

    I tell you - I can't wait for them to go outside! They are driving me nuts and (most of all) I feel sorry for them. They are getting big for the brooder, but the coop isn't quite ready
     
  4. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a Barred Rooster,see how the barring is much different. Granted this is a full grown but their adult feathers will start looking like this which neither of your do. This is not my rooster no picture. Reference only from breed index.Ctrl/Cmd+VCtrl/Cmd+V
     
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  5. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try changing the White Balance (WB for short) to Auto, or whatever your lighting type is.
    It may also be a mode you set, like night picture, or portrait, or landscape etc. Change it to your environment, or Auto if it exists.
     
  6. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This what a rooster barring looks like
     
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  7. County Boy

    County Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think their both hens. Even though the pics are a little yellow, they both look like they have darker barring than the roos would.
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  8. Silkie Nut

    Silkie Nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think there pullets. They say that the pullets have darker coloring in there wings.
     

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