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Help with early sexing of barred rocks?

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I've seen that sexing Barred Rocks can be fairly simple for some of y'all so I figured I'd ask for help with mine. Thanks in advance.

Bambolina



Chickaletta



Hoza

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I've yet to see a 100% accurate method, but examining the vent is usually the best way to go. If that method is too complicated, then try the wing method. Gently extend the wing, if the feathers are all relatively even, it's a pullet, if there's a gap, or if the primary feathers are longer, it's a cockerel. There are a ton of old wives tale methods, maybe try a few out and go with the average.

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Originally Posted by GingerGypsy View Post

I've yet to see a 100% accurate method, but examining the vent is usually the best way to go. If that method is too complicated, then try the wing method. Gently extend the wing, if the feathers are all relatively even, it's a pullet, if there's a gap, or if the primary feathers are longer, it's a cockerel. There are a ton of old wives tale methods, maybe try a few out and go with the average.
Thank you. I've seen a few ways of doing it.
I've just seen on this site where this particular breed is very easy for some to sex. They go by color and spot and all kinds of things.
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The first bird looks like a cockerel to me. The second and third look female. 

 

Can you post again when they're around 6 weeks old, to see how things turned out?

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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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The first bird looks like a cockerel to me. The second and third look female.

 
Will do! Thanks for your input!

Can you post again when they're around 6 weeks old, to see how things turned out?

Edited by jordanraugustin - 3/27/16 at 9:51pm
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Will do! Thanks for your input!
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