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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:29 pm 
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Thanks for the infor Roogz.

Would you please give me an indication if this chick is a boy or girl? It is 5 weeks old.

http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/show ... user=11185

http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/show ... user=11185

This my first attempt at attaching photos. I hope it works.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:46 pm 
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here are your photo chookyperth.
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you need to copy the Linked Image: below the photo you need to copy the hole thing.

and chookyperth it may be beter to start a new topic in the forum what is this?

hop this helps.

cheers youri.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:34 am 
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chookyperth wrote:
Thanks for the infor Roogz.

Would you please give me an indication if this chick is a boy or girl? It is 5 weeks old.

http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/show ... user=11185

http://gallery.backyardpoultry.com/show ... user=11185

This my first attempt at attaching photos. I hope it works.


Its a boy in my opinion chookperth.
Somebody with experience wrote on an earlier Plymouth Rock sexing thread that boys have (from memory) an equal barr of white & black giving an overall grey look, while girls have a one 3rd white & two 3rds black barring pattern giving an overall darker look to the girls.

So boys are light & girls are dark. And girls clearly feathered up ahead of the boys in their peer group in my experience. A healthy robust but noisy breed! I can not fault them just prefer the quieter Faverolles myself :chicks:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:00 am 
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Chookyperth... I'm assuming it's DB rock. Yes it's a boy. As youri said boys are 50/50 black white, and girls are about 75/25 black/white and also the girls will have quite a bit more feathering by now.

Not all the rocks are going to get a large comb early. My current rock boy took a long time to get his comb.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:33 pm 
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These posts have been split off the other Plymouth Rock thread....

thanks,

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:00 pm 
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Yep have to agree with the others this looks very much like a boy

Lighter colouring, sparser feathering and even though the comb isn't large it is already starting to pink.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:02 pm 
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This is the same PR today. Can someone please give me an indication of it's sex? It is about 14/15 weeks old.

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Sorry I can't take a better photo. It's runs whenever I approach it with a camera.

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:32 pm 
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Sorry it's still a boy!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:59 pm 
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Thanks Huney. Being a boy, a expected it show more boy features. That's why it is a bit confusing. I am eagerly waiting for him to grow a fully boy tail, comb and wattle.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:42 pm 
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Hi,

It takes a while for Rock tails especially barred varieties to come through in males, if that was a pullet she would have all her tail in.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:19 pm 
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chookyperth wrote:
Thanks Huney. Being a boy, a expected it show more boy features. That's why it is a bit confusing. I am eagerly waiting for him to grow a fully boy tail, comb and wattle.


I was pretty confused with mine when they were young as well. One of my boys didn't even start gettin his comb till 16 weeks. It took me a while to realise that everyone meant the colouring is sex linked. It's more to do with the colour of the feathers at this point. Females are noticable darker. The males are also slow feathering so they take forever to get their full plumage... they just start to look nice and then they molt it out again lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:26 pm 
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I like PRs because the roos look big, strong and in charge. I want my boy to look the same. I'll have to be more patient with him, I suppose. I just hope that his crows, when he starts crowing, are not too loud.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:32 am 
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I'm looking at the legs on this bird.

I see in the earlier pic its legs are yellow with a blackish tinge, this is how my week or so old rocks (DB) look now. I see in the later pic the legs are pink. How soon can you if your going to get the "straw yellow" legs in the standard?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:45 am 
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Rabbit - I have started a new thread for you in Breeds and Breeding: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=7983767

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