White rock gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShayBaby, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Songster

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    I usually don't have much of a problem sexing birds but I could use some opinions on this one from those more familiar with the breed and their development. He/she is a White Rock. I have no experience with them but know Rock pullets do tend to get large and red in the combs early. I do have Barred Rocks, and they sure did. At this age, I swore my hens were dudes. The color is a little off in the pics..the comb isn't AS red as it looks here..it's more of a peachy color at this stage. Anyways.. About 9 weeks old in these pics, taken 3 or 4 days ago:
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Looks like a cockerel to me, at least judging by stance and comb development. But I am not 100% sure, as, like you said, Rock females often develop larger combs at an earlier age than other breeds. I would post new photos in 2-3 weeks.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I'd say that he is a cockerel. That's a lot of comb for a nine week old bird. White rocks mature pretty fast, but I still don't think that a female would have such a large red comb for this age.
     
  4. Yes! I agree too.
     
  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    x3 It is a pretty red comb for his age.
     
  6. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Songster

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    Thanks guys. That's what I've suspected from day 1, but wanted some second (third, fourth, fifth...) opinions. I'm fine with it either way. Wanted him to be a girl to have another good LF layer, but also wanted it to be a roo to breed to my BR gals and play around with genes..see if I could get some pretty, diluted barred babies. :)
     
  7. Ok Good :)
     

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