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Barred rocks 4/5 weeks old.

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I know it's probably to early to tell for sure just wanted some others opinions.

Chick 1 hoping pullet.




Chick 2 I'm think roo...


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The thing about barred rocks is that they can be sexed with 90%+ accuracy on hatch day. It gets more difficult as time goes on, until they develop darker/lighter shades for male/female. 

 

Right now I'd say with relative certainty that chick #1 is a female based on dark leg pigment. Hard to say on the second since I can't see the legs. I lean toward cockerel, though, because his white barring seems more prominent.

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The thing about barred rocks is that they can be sexed with 90%+ accuracy on hatch day. It gets more difficult as time goes on, until they develop darker/lighter shades for male/female. 

Right now I'd say with relative certainty that chick #1 is a female based on dark leg pigment. Hard to say on the second since I can't see the legs. I lean toward cockerel, though, because his white barring seems more prominent.
Thank you! Hoping at least one is a girl!
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They both look like cockerels to me with that much white.
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They both look like cockerels to me with that much white.
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They both look like cockerels to me with that much white.

x3 roosters have distinct lines and are more white than black, pullets are more black and is checkered
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