We just got ourselves our first 6 chicks...we don't know what we bought, but from what we can read online it seems like we got 3 hens and 3 roosters. Basically going by the colour of the feathers and head? I think it's too early to tell since they haven't fully grown into their feathers yet, but just curious to get some feedback from people with experience :) We don't care what we get since the extra roosters will become food, but obviously we're hoping we get some hens to get a decent amount of eggs. Any feedback would be appreciated, thanks!
These are our 6 chicks. The one on top of the feeder is all black. Is that normal for Barred Rock? Or did we get a different bread?
This is one which I would guess to be a rooster just because he has more feathers (bigger) and more white? Some people talk about the hens having more gray on their legs, but all 6 seems to have the front part of their legs gray?
Here's of those I think could be a hen? Almost no white except the strip you see on photo.