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Barred Rock sexing?

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So I hatched my first babies in the last 3 days and I have a few pure Barred Rock breeds and I know the first few days are the most important for IDing sex. Any guesses?!
Also, does anyone know if Barred Rock mixes (father being the BR) will have the same spot-sexing method?

Here's my full BR babies:

Baby1: Cucco


Baby2: Fi


Baby3: Minda


Baby4: Zebra

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Check out this thread: "Sight Sexing Barred Plymouth Rock Chicks at Hatch".  Enter the title in the forum navigation bar, and it'll give you the info you seek!!!

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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There is also a way by looking at the wing feathers. One row is rooster two rows is a hen, or vise versa. Id have to look it up to be sure but i always found that to be really accurate. You do this before they are 5-6 days old
Edited by jstan - 2/5/16 at 5:52pm
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Yeah, I was looking at that page earlier. All 4 of my pure BR ones look male to me. Pale feet as well. Creme around the white spots. Black noses on most of them, though, and I thought males were supposed to have more yellow beaks.

What about mixed breeds if dad is the BR? Is the spot test reliable on those?

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Yeah, I was looking at that page earlier. All 4 of my pure BR ones look male to me. Pale feet as well. Creme around the white spots. Black noses on most of them, though, and I thought males were supposed to have more yellow beaks.

What about mixed breeds if dad is the BR? Is the spot test reliable on those?

I agree.  I think you have 4 rowdy little boys!  Pale feet clinches the hunch that was based on feathers!  Mixed breed, w/BR dad, not sure.  You might ask on the BR thread.  There must be some folks there who've used BR roos over their mixed flocks.  Dark roo over BR hen = black sex link chicks.  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Originally Posted by lazy gardener View Post
 

I agree.  I think you have 4 rowdy little boys!  Pale feet clinches the hunch that was based on feathers!  Mixed breed, w/BR dad, not sure.  You might ask on the BR thread.  There must be some folks there who've used BR roos over their mixed flocks.  Dark roo over BR hen = black sex link chicks.  


I know about the BR hen/ solid roo = sex link, but I only have the one roo. Sex link sounds fun. :)
I'll take your recommendation and go ask about the BR roo mixes :)

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I agree they all look like males from what I can see. Hope we're wrong :/.

 

Putting a barred Rock male over non-barred females voids the rules of sexing barred birds. Each of the offspring will have only one barring gene, so they'll all have the look of a pure barred Rock female. The rules are based on males having two copies of the barring gene and the females having only one. If they all have only one, they all look the same. 

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I agree they all look like males from what I can see. Hope we're wrong :/.

 

Putting a barred Rock male over non-barred females voids the rules of sexing barred birds. Each of the offspring will have only one barring gene, so they'll all have the look of a pure barred Rock female. The rules are based on males having two copies of the barring gene and the females having only one. If they all have only one, they all look the same. 

Awesome, thanks. :) Guess I'll be waiting for my mixes to grow combs :D

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