Our barred rocks are 5 1/2 weeks old and I am still wondering what gender they are (purchased as straight run).
We have 1 that is mostly black with only a little white, has the dark wash down the front of legs, and smaller comb that's only a hint of pink yet- is this "definitely" a hen?
And then we have 3 that look like the one pictured- their feathers look lighter , and are all getting red combs.
BUT, some have black wash down the front of legs and some don't. This one pictured also had a small distinct white dot on its head when it was a chick. Would you still guess male? or could it still go either way? (would you pay more attention to the color of feathers and combs or is the leg wash/head dot still a
Edited by emscheid - 5/18/16 at 10:49am