updated pic of BR, possible roo. take another look?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by buffbuttercup, May 17, 2010.

  1. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    s(he) is now around 4 weeks old. as you can see, there's a little wattle development too. is it a breed thing? or do you think this lady is really a gentleman?? definitely the dominant bird of the flock.
    thanx for lookin' [​IMG]
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Looks like a boy to me
     
  3. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Looks like a roo to me, too.
     
  5. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately roo, I have 3 that looked just like him. They now have nice red combs at 6 weeks.
     
  6. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx, guys. these are my first chickens but he seems to definitely have that boy energy about him. he's becoming a bit of a bully also. is that normal? always running around, up in everyone's business! and doling out head-pecks for anyone he deems to be out of line. oh well, i guess i'll try and keep him, as long as he minds his manners.
     
  7. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The comb and wattles are pretty roo-ish, but the barring is really the tell tale sign for me. I think the barring on a hen would be much darker. I have two that are a couple of weeks older, their barring is much darker.
     
  8. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mervin, thanx. i know time will tell but i just can't wait! i really REALLY wanted a BR hen! argh!!! maybe next year [​IMG] i have a partridge barred rock that will just have to do until then i guess. looks like i've got some re-naming to do also. maybe napoleon, lol.
     
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  9. Backyard_Chicken_rancher

    Backyard_Chicken_rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Owning Barred Rocks comes with 2 rules which are..........

    Number 1 rule is if it has white on black bars it is male black on white bars it is female.
    Number 2 rule is if it crows or lays you will know for sure roo or hen.
    It looks like a roo to me from the picture


    Good luck to you
     
  10. buffbuttercup

    buffbuttercup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanx, at least i know what to expect now. still disappointed! [​IMG]
     
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