Worried my hen is no such thing.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stinkyshermy, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. stinkyshermy

    stinkyshermy Just Hatched

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    I am starting to think that one of our Barred Rock hens, is actually a Barred Rock 'roo. Sadly, it is my favorite chick of the bunch, as they will often come and sit on my arm/should and hang out.

    What are your thoughts? They are six weeks old and I am thinking that the chick on the left is a male. It is much larger in size, and it's tail feathers look a bit more perky. It is lighter.....but doesn't have a bigger crest when compared to the other, and it's feet do not show a noticeable color difference.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a pullet [​IMG].

    the color you're seeing is normal hatchery stock variation. A male would be much lighter overall, and at this age you'd be seeing a red comb and wattles.
     
  3. stinkyshermy

    stinkyshermy Just Hatched

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    Oh goodness, that would be great news.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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