Barred Rock chicks? Genders, and is that one really a Barred Rock? lol

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshyne276, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few weeks ago, I bought some chicks. Two were suppose to be Barred Rocks.
    One is starting to look like a Barred Rock, and the other......I really don't know?
    Do they both look like Barred Rocks, and can you tell the genders yet?
    5-6 weeks old or so.

    Barred Rock #1
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    Barred Rock? #2
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  2. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woah. Funky birds [​IMG] . To my eyes, they look like two black sex-links - barred male, black female. Someone will probably come and correct me, but I stand by stubbornly. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First two are barred rocks...that third one could be a black austrolorp or black giant but its not a barred rock.
     
  4. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neither of those look like barred rocks to me. If I had to guess, I'd go with what Red&Yellow said - black sex-links.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Red&Yellow :

    Woah. Funky birds [​IMG] . To my eyes, they look like two black sex-links - barred male, black female. Someone will probably come and correct me, but I stand by stubbornly. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I completely agree.​
     
  6. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all... Well, Black Sexlinks kinda make since. I bought a Black Sexlink pullet at the same time.
    He told me these were "Barred Rocks", but.. lol Oh well. [​IMG]
    So, that would make the little barred chick a roo, then?
     
  7. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I'm...kinda....right? Or at least in the majority? Wow
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not Barred Rocks. Trust me, they're my thing.
     
  9. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey speckledhen, if barred Rocks are your thing, how come your avatar isn't a BR? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It used to be. It also used to be my blue Orp rooster. I currently have a Delaware as the main flock rooster so Ike gets the avatar spot. [​IMG] My BR rooster, Dutch, became a bit of a butthead toward me (he held a grudge) so went to live with lockedhearts. His brother, Zane, was also my avatar at one time. All the boys get to be on display on a rotating basis.
     

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