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Pullets. As one would suspect being they were hatchery sexed birds. The hatcheries are exceedingly accurate on sexing, it's the large box store feed supply places that mix up what bird is what and sell straight run in pullet pens or sell meat birds as layers and you name it. They simply don't know what they are doing and stock gets moved about and mislabeled. Hatchery birds are 99% accurately sexed, their disclaimer is 90% only to fit small orders. They could send out hundreds of birds but a person purchasing 10 could get the one incorrect sex. 

 

As for sexing Barred Plymouth Rock I found the legs to be far more accurate than head spots. Don't even bother looking at the spots. If there is dark wash on leg- pullet. All yellow- cockerel. A light wash then look at leg size- honking legs are the males.


Edited by Egghead_Jr - 1/21/16 at 7:24am

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A bunch of pretty ladies :). It will be so great when you start getting eggs in a few more months!

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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