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Barred rock chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hodor, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. hodor

    hodor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lots of posts on this - barred rock sight sexing. My first six chicks hatched yesterday and one is a barred rock but couldn't decide although leaning to a Male from what I've read :(

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's too young to sex with any certainty at this point, but given the black wash on the front of the legs, I'm leaning toward female. When it feathers out, you should be able to sex it as males have lighter barring than females.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Is it pure barred Rock, as in both parents were barred Rocks? It doesn't have much of a head spot is why I'm asking. If it's pure, it should be female.
     
  4. hodor

    hodor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is meant to be pure. I was worried as the dark didn't go to tips of toes and I hadn't seen a head spot like this one.

    Good to hear others see female.

    I'll make another post with all the chicks when they are older.
     

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