5 week barred rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mehomestead, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. mehomestead

    mehomestead Just Hatched

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    I have two five week barred rocks from a hatchery. I am new to chickens but red some of the barred rock threads and am suspicious that the chicken on the left may actually be a rooster. Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Left one is a rooster and the right is a pullet.
     
  3. americanchicks

    americanchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep looks like one boy and one girl to me as well
     
  4. mehomestead

    mehomestead Just Hatched

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    Thanks so much guys! I'm kind of surprised because I thought they were vent sexed and that was supposed to be very accurate but they vary in appearance between the colors, tail, and feet colors. Appreciate the feedback!
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Vent sexing is pretty darn accurate, but even very experienced sexers have a 5-15% error rate. This illustration shows the complication of "reading" the sexual structures of chicks:
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    where's the cheat sheet?
     

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