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This is a Barred Rock PULLET, right?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kinkachy000, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. kinkachy000

    kinkachy000 Songster

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    Hello!

    I am about to do a final purging of roosters; I already got rid of nine, and have two more lined up to leave. But I want to make sure I'm getting rid of ALL the roosters this time.

    I am pretty certain this barred rock is a pullet, but again, I'm just making sure. She came from a pullet bin, which helps me think she's actually a girl. However, she is very bossy, but I'm thinking that's because she is only one of three standard sized chickens (the other 10 are bantams). She likes to fluff her wings and chase the little ones around only when meal worms are present. (I don't know the barred rock breed very well, so the bossiness might just be her personality, especially since she's coming to the age of broodiness and (hopefully) laying eggs? :confused:)

    She is approximately 18-19 weeks old. Haven't heard any crowing from her and I can't see any rooster saddle or hackle feathers, but the bossiness makes me wonder.

    Thanks for your guesses! And let's hope it's actually a girl!
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  2. featheredplanets

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    I haven’t owned the breed myself, but I’m sure BR cocckerels/roosters have lighter barring. I’m voting cockerel, unfortunately
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict Premium Member

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    Looks like a cockerel
     
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Can we have a close up saddle pic?
    The lighter barring is supposed to only be a boy, but the breeding is just getting all messed up, so sometimes it isn't the case.
     
  5. HeiHeisMom

    HeiHeisMom Songster

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    Cockrel, sorry. Sure wish We could take him.
     
  6. HeiHeisMom

    HeiHeisMom Songster

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    He's beautiful!!!
     
  7. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    Are you positive on the 18-19 weeks? I'd like to see a close up pick too. It is colored like a cockerel.
     
  8. HeiHeisMom

    HeiHeisMom Songster

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    Looks more like a 16 week babe.
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Sadly, it appears to be a cockerel.
     
  10. featherhead007

    featherhead007 Crowing

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    It's a "HE" these are "she's": 2rocksincoop.JPG
     

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