Yet another barred rock with gender issues....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nikki1, May 27, 2012.

  1. nikki1

    nikki1 Songster

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    After reading lots of threads about determining the gender of barred rocks, mine still has me stumped. Amelia is nice and dark, with a dark wash on her legs. She had a clear white head spot as a little chickie...all the nice female traits. Her face seems a little red to me, though. What do you think? (3 months old)[​IMG]

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    So what do you all think? Is she Amelia Earhardt or Charles Lindbergh?

    --Nikki
     
  2. NJchixs

    NJchixs Songster

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    It looks like a pullet to me. Mine are just starting to get more red at 12 weeks.
     
  3. nikki1

    nikki1 Songster

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    Sure hope so! Amelia is a curious little squirrel, and one of our favorites, and if she is a boy she'll need a new home to go with her new name.

    Anyone else want to chime in? I'm a worry wart, so pile on the reassurance if you think she's going to stay Amelia in my back yard, and not become Charles in somebody else's backyard.

    --Nikki
     
  4. wildcat chix

    wildcat chix Songster

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    That is a pullet. The comb would be a lot bigger if it was a cockerel.
    Very pretty bird
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Oh that's all girl. She's just maturing earlier, will probably be your first layer. Cockeral are much lighter in color and larger combs.
     
  6. texas75563

    texas75563 Songster

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    pullet x4

    Dark color, leg wash, small comb and wattles for that age = pullet.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Definite girl!

    My boys have a much bigger comb at a much younger age :)
     
  8. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Songster

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    Pullet
     
  9. Nsampsel

    Nsampsel Songster

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    Has to be a pullet, but you just confirmed my fears on my 3 month old...Isabelle is now Izzy [​IMG]
     
  10. roostercluck

    roostercluck Chirping

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    Pullet. My rooster had a larger and redder comb and wattles.
     

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