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Barred Rock or Black Australorp?

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How do you tell the difference between a Barred Rock pullet and a Black Australorp pullet? I have a chick I thought was BA but now as she is getting bigger and I see BR's I don't know. She is black, yellowish white around the eyes and chest and black body with white barring starting.

Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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post #2 of 15

If she's starting to bar up it's a dead giveaway.
As peeps they do look very similar but I believe the leg coloring is suposed to differ. You will have to ask teh experts to be certain in that regard. I don't have any barred rocks but I think their legs are supposed to be yellow.

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Me (Robin), my very patient and understanding Hubby whom I adore, my son, Bill, a German Shorthaired Pointer, nubian, lamancha, saanen, alpine and nigerian dwarf milk goats.
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post #3 of 15

Do you have pics ?

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post #4 of 15

BA chicks legs are dark

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As chicks Barred Rocks will have a Yellow spot on there head....
not my birds--
Barred Rock chicks --
http://www.cacklehatchery.com/aeo0252.JPG



Chris


Edited by Chris09 - 6/19/10 at 6:42pm

 

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post #6 of 15

Interesting,  I just bought some BA because I had young hens who sat too early this spring.  Turns out 2 of them are sitting now.  big_smile
Same thing here,  2 of my chicks (which are about a month old now)  sure do look alot like BR.  I don't remember any of the other ones looking like this,  they also have little white tufts at the end of their wings.  I'll try to get a pic to post tomorrow, I am curious also.
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post #7 of 15

Barred Rocks can gernerally be sexed by their leg color as well as their head spots and backs, but pullets have dark legs and the roos have yellow leg.

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post #8 of 15
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Legs are black, no spot on head. So far just white barring coming in on the lower sides of body. Rest of body is still black. I will try to get pics tomorrow. I was just going to let them get a little bigger yet before I took more
[img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/56696_dsc07841.jpg[/img]

This is a picture of the chick at 4 weeks and she is a few weeks older now. The one with the white/yellow around the eyes and you can see a little of the barring on the lower side  of her body and white tips on her wings.


Edited by harleyjo - 6/19/10 at 7:00pm

Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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post #9 of 15

Nevermind, your pic link wasnt right so I fixed it but you did to at the same time,

Anyway, its not a barred rock, thats not barring, its normal for young black chicks to have some spots like that.


Edited by RAREROO - 6/19/10 at 7:02pm
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Thank-you, I redid the pic and got it too.

Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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Delaware are my main birds right now. I have a pair of Silkies and not near enough of all the breeds I would like to have!

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