Barred rock bantam chicks - need help sexing please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LABstrong, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. LABstrong

    LABstrong Out Of The Brooder

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    They are 2.5 weeks old - I'm thinking all 3 are roos. I think for sure the one closest is a male as he has really yellow legs and much more prominent comb already. Thoughts? Also, these are from Dick Horstman's birds, not a hatchery.

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  2. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My barred rock baby females always have much more feathers then any of your three. That doesn't mean anything 100%. But I would agree I think there all Roos. I'll try any post a pic of my baby chick about the same age.
     
  3. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I just read there bantams. I have very little experience with bantams. So you need a bantam baby expert. Ya sorry I read the OP so fast.
     
  4. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Email Dick - he probably has a good grasp on how his birds feather out - cockerel vs. pullet. Very cute little buggers btw :)
     
  5. LABstrong

    LABstrong Out Of The Brooder

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    Great idea! Thank you!!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They are too young to sex with any certain accuracy at this point, but as they feather out the females will have darker barring and the males will have lighter barring. I would suggest re-posting their pics after they completely feather out.
     
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    x 3 adorable chicks
     
  9. LABstrong

    LABstrong Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, here they are again at about 3 months. All 3 are cockerels, right??
     
  10. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea those def look like roos
     

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