10 week old barred rocks need sexing.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zowieyellowflame, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. zowieyellowflame

    zowieyellowflame Songster

    Jun 11, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    I have 5 10 week old barred rocks and this morning I put the hopefully girls in the big chicken pen and the boys in a separate pen with some other young cockerels. Everyone is a bit shaken up but otherwise, things are going well.
    I just want to confirm.... the boys have bigger redder combs, light colored big feet and are generally bigger, right?I also have a mixed breed that is the baby of my favorite hen. I was hoping it was a hen but it is the biggest, most dominating chick with the biggest comb. Since I was so hopeful I put her (him) in with the big hens and the big rooster. He challenged the rooster where he was quickly encouraged to go sit in a corner.....
    He is likely a boy right?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Could be. BRs can be sexed at hatch, so next time, post them and we'll tell you what you have way earlier than ten weeks! [​IMG] Post a pic and you'll know shortly.
  3. farmerlor

    farmerlor Songster

    Just to throw a wrench into the works I had a rock (hatchery bird) who had an enormous comb and turned out to be a hen BUT her comb wasn't red until she started laying so if you've got some that are getting pretty dark they're probably boys.

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    BR hens are much darker than the roos, their legs are usually darker too. Sometimes dark roos are possible, but it's very rare.

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