5-6 week Barred Rock chicks...any clues on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bmetcalf, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. bmetcalf

    bmetcalf In the Brooder

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    Both are "pullets" but one has a redder comb. First two pics are the lighter combed chick.
     

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  2. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    So far they looked pullets, will find out in 2-4 more wks
     
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  3. bmetcalf

    bmetcalf In the Brooder

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    That's what I thought but the one red comber made me wonder.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    It's hard to see their coloring well. Females will have black barring and narrow white areas, as they develop. Generally with a dark wash over their legs & feet.

    Males will have gray barring and wider areas of white. Their legs would be yellow. Your chicks are really still on the young side. At 8 weeks their genders should be fairly well defined. Please do post new photos then.
     
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  5. Theladiesandagentleman

    Theladiesandagentleman First world chickens

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    And the legs are more yellow, so it could be male. But you probably need another couple weeks to have a better idea.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Full body shots, in natural lighting without any hands in the way, please.
     
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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Can we see pics in natural lighting please?
     
  8. BlueChai

    BlueChai Chirping

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    I might be able to tell if I see their whole body. I usually can tell from stance and feathers. They may need more time though.
     
  9. bmetcalf

    bmetcalf In the Brooder

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    Won't be home til late, but both did have the grey/black painting on front of legs and feet.
     

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