Barred Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stephanie1992, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it true u can sex a barred chick by the spot on there heads?? I heard u could... if it is do u guys think these are boys or girls? if u cant do that i guess we wont know for a few more weeks.

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  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like boys, but this isn't a sure-fire method. They could turn out to be pullets.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out their legs too. For barred rocks and dominiques, if the legs are a solid yellow with little to no dark shading, it's a boy. If the yellow leg has black shading down the front, it's a girl.
     
  4. Lothiriel

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  5. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:there mix breeds. there legs are pinkish with dark coloring. i also tryed feather sexing and from that they are girls. but never know. i may have to wait a few weeks to see since there so young
     
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  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    What are they mixed with? If the roo was non barred and the mom was barred, then the babies will be sexlinked, which means those 2 would be cockerels.
     
  7. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:they came from olive eggs. Mothers were all black olive eggers(Marans Cross) and father i belive was a SLW.
     
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  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sexlinks are hilghly likely. SLW are on the list for BSL sires, and the OE/Marans mix hens could have barring genes. Do you know what kind of Marans? Possible Cuckoo?
     
  9. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:i have no idea what marans. could be cuckoo
     
  10. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    also idk if this helps. there two days old and have feathers coming in. so does there hatch mate. there wings look alike

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