2 week old barred rock chick, male or female ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by connor97, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. connor97

    connor97 Chirping

    If it is a male I have to get rid of him ASAP because they aren't aloud where I live. Do you think even though it has a little comb growing it could still be a female ?




  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    He's pretty young but those big feet kind of make me lean toward him being a young boy.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    I'd just wait it out a bit longer. In a couple of weeks, you'll likely see an extreme difference. Here's some 5 week old chicks from a year or so ago. The males sprout little red wattles and combs at 5 weeks, and sport big, bold white barring. The pullets' combs remain yellow, no wattles and the barring on the hatchery females is typically quite cuckoo in type. Easy as pie at 5 weeks.

  4. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Songster

    Nov 2, 2012
    Fred's Hens is right, the barring looks "darker" if it's a pullet.
    I experienced this. My roo's barring gave it away.
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2013
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    your gonna have to wait a bit longer
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Like the others said, just wait a few more weeks and it will be easy to sex him/her/it.

    If it is in fact a rooster it's not going to start crowing for at LEAST another two months. So you don't need to worry about it making any "rooster noises" any time soon. [​IMG]

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