What Gender Is Our Barred Rock Chick? Please Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by adcockfarm, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. adcockfarm

    adcockfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! This is one of our 2 new chicks, a barred rock, and she has been jumpy and very active, so that made us wonder if she is really a she. So here are some pics and we were hoping u could help us out! Thanks! -The Adcocks

    P.S. if u need more pictures we are happy to take more!


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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm thinking pullet. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing indicating rooster at this point.

    Watch the comb as the best indicator. Commercial BR's telecast with that comb. If it takes off and becomes larger and pink within the next few weeks, you'll have a roo....but as 10 weeks to 12 weeks come along, some commercial BR hens start becoming precocious and can fool you....but the roosters will always develop more comb.

    As to activity, hens and roosters can be very active. I've had very snotty girl chicks.

    Actually, your most active hens usually turn out to be your best layers.

    LofMc
     
  4. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    How old is she/he? Right now, it seems to young for me to sex accurately, but I think it's a pullet. But really that's just a wild guess right now. :)
     
  5. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    We posted around the same time. :) Glad to have some confirmation on my guess of pullet.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Looks like a pullet.

    I'm also thinking maybe a Marans, not a Rock. Those legs look white/pink, which is a Marans trait. Rocks have yellow skin.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think pullet
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Good eye donrae.

    I went back and looked again, and I think you are right. That does look more white/pink. It is hard to tell as I contributed it to washed out photo color, but there isn't any yellow tone.

    Could be a Cuckoo Marans then. Pattern looks more soft like cuckoo.

    To OP when you repost in a few weeks, please get the bird in full profile standing naturally on its own two feet. Then get a head shot of the comb. Use as natural light as possible.

    That really helps with bird id.

    LofMc
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2017
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  10. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    X2! Wasn't even paying attention to leg color. :)
     

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