Are these REALLY Barred Rocks??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ella g, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. ella g

    ella g New Egg

    Aug 7, 2008
    I bought 6 chicks at the feed store, 2 of them were supposed to be Barred Rocks. But where are the "bars"??
    These (I hope) girls are 8 weeks old. My FIL says they'd be barred by now. What they are is HUGE compared to the other girls. Are they Jersey Giants??

    As chicks they looked like little penquins, black on their backs, grey by the wing and yellow bottoms.
    (sorry I can't get the chick photo to upload)

    All advice appreciated!


  2. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    Definitely not Barred Rock! Doesn't look like Jersey Giant to me either. Maybe Austrolorps?
  3. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2008
    I don't know what you have but I am sure it is not a barred rock. At least mine looked nothing like that.
  4. jessupfamily

    jessupfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2007
    SW Indiana
    Not Barred Rocks, but possibly Black Ausralorp mixes.
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Possibly br or ba x ee?
  6. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2007
    Morganton, NC
    I would say Black Australorps. They are a little quicker to grow and mature. Great layers of Brown xLarge to Jumbo+ eggs.

  7. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

    Apr 10, 2008
    Washington, PA
    I thought barred rocks have yellow legs? So, I'd rule them out....
  8. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2007
    They definately do not look like barred rock but then again they do not look like my australops either. Mine do not have any white on them. Maybe they are a mix of something??
  9. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I would agree with an australorp mix of some sort [​IMG]
  10. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    If you got it from a Feed store its an Australorp. They tend to sell Australorps as BR..Atleast from my experience. And yes, BA have white on them, they do not turn completely black until they molt those Juvenile feathers. Looks like a BA pullet to me.

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