Very new to chickens. Does anyone know if this is a Rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by adroberts9, Oct 14, 2015.

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    adroberts9 New Egg

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    This is Penguin, our Barred Rock chick. Penguin is 9 weeks old and has quickly out grown a chick a week older. She's started to make some strange noises early when the sun comes up, and I'm curious is to if she is really a he. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I believe that Penguin is a cockerel, and I am suspicious of the chick directly behind him. [​IMG]
     
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  3. adroberts9

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    And this is Tina. She's the oldest by a week.
     
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    I tried to get a better picture.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    In that picture Tina looks like a pullet. Do you have a profile shot of her?
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With that light barring and the size and redness of its comb and wattles at 9 weeks, Penguin is a cockerel. A profile pic of Tina would help, but I'm thinking pullet at this point.
     
  7. adroberts9

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    Tina is the flighty one and doesn't care much for pictures. This is the best one I could get.
     
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  10. SaCollins

    SaCollins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing cockerel...wattles are growing rather fast to be a pullet...comb/wattles are awfully red to be pullet...and typically that yellow of legs at this age would also point to cockerel...also judging by the first picture looks to be pretty light in color (although that can be misleading at this age and without another to compare side by side [​IMG])
     

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