7 Barred Rocks--double checking gender at 5 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahandbray, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

    677
    58
    123
    Aug 12, 2014
    Would like to give my male Barred Rocks to a friend or put them on Craigslist. Out of the 7 McMurray sent me in the "special mix," I think 6 are boys!
    Can you please confirm? First pic is all 7 together. Clearly, 4 are super light, two are darker, and one is almost all black. I've put them in number order from lightest (most likely to be male?) to darkest.
    Don't want to give away any girls as I think I've had horrible luck already with Straight Run!
    And at 5 weeks, can I offer them for free on Craigslist in groups less than 6 for local pick up?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

    677
    58
    123
    Aug 12, 2014
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  3. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

    677
    58
    123
    Aug 12, 2014
    Shoot. Well, it went out of order somehow. Grrrr...
     
  4. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

    677
    58
    123
    Aug 12, 2014
    (7 is the only hen, right?!?)
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

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

    17,024
    5,324
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    1,2 & 3 cockerels - I find 4 questionable
     
  6. DUCKOBSESSED

    DUCKOBSESSED Chillin' With My Peeps

    908
    62
    128
    Jun 10, 2013
    Northern Wisconsin
    X2 #4 has a darker comb. I am thinking male.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,159
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    #1, #2, #3, and #4 look like cockerels to me. For sure, the first three are.
     
  8. Frankie Cook

    Frankie Cook New Egg

    3
    2
    6
    Jul 19, 2014
    What tells you the difference between male and female?
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,615
    55
    248
    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    With barred rocks the males are generally lighter in color. They have more white. Pullets would not have such red combs at 5 weeks old!

    I do agree that #1-4 are cockerels. (4 being a little questionable, but probable.)
     
  10. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

    677
    58
    123
    Aug 12, 2014
    Thanks! Will give them away lightest to darkest ;)
    What about 5, 6 & 7?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by