Young Plymouth Rock rooster? Or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by michelestapley, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. michelestapley

    michelestapley Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me whether my young Plymouth Rock is a rooster or a hen?

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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    We need to know how old they are before being able to make a decent estimate.

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  3. My Hens and Roo

    My Hens and Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, please how old is your BR?
     
  4. michelestapley

    michelestapley Out Of The Brooder

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    The breeder was a little vague - We think around 8 - 10 weeks?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a pullet to me. My BR cockerels get big pink combs by six weeks old and are much lighter. Of course, most can be sexed at hatch if they are pure BRs.
     
  6. michelestapley

    michelestapley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the feedback!
     
  7. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    X2, that's nowhere near the comb and wattle size a cockerel should have at even 6 weeks.

    Best wishes.
     
  8. michelestapley

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    Great! Thanks. I was hoping it was a hen. We're not permitted to keep roosters in suburban Sydney.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking pullet, but I'd wonder at the Rock part. Those legs look white/pink to me, Rocks should have yellow legs.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Rachel, on my monitor, blowing the photo up, they seem to be yellow, albeit very pale yellow. Some hatchery stock tends to have paler leg color than they should.
     

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