Barred rock chick sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by samantha88, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. samantha88

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    I'm doing my best to familiarize myself with sexing these barred rocks. Does this look like a male? They just hatched today. Should I wait till tomorrow for a little more wing development? I'm not doing too well with vent sexing. I can't find good pictures or videos.
     
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    To me this is a female wing... Am I right?
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    According to feather sexing, #1 is a cockerel and #2 is a pullet, but it isn't always accurate.
     
  4. samantha88

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    I am assuming vent sexing is one of the most accurate ways to sex chicks. I am planning on selling the batch I have now and need to be sure I don't give away any roosters. Is there any helpful pictures or videos you have come across to help me out? Thanks!
     
  5. keesmom

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    Wing sexing only works for certain strains and hybrids bred for the trait. A head spot and it's shape is more accurate at sexing barred birds. I can't remember which is which, but I am sure a search will help you out.
     
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  7. samantha88

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    What would your educated guess be for this little one?
     
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