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

bmetcalf

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Dec 7, 2016
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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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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.
 

BlueChai

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Feb 23, 2018
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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.
 

bmetcalf

Chirping
Dec 7, 2016
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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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