Barred rock chicks. Who wants to take a guess for me!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LauraG, May 16, 2010.

  1. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 2 Barred Rock chicks at the feedstore on the same day. They are supposed to be pullets.

    They are 2 weeks and 3 days old. They are growing at different rates. "Dotttie" is feathering in much quicker than "Delilah". Dottie is larger than Delilah as well.

    I thought at first because "Delilah" was in a bad spot for 2 days and I thought I may loose her. But I nursed her and prayed & she is doing so well now! The barred rocks both kinda rule the roost over the other chicks (although the BO puts up a pretty good chest bump....)

    Tell me what you think. I realize they are probablly too young to be accurate, but I have my suspicions.......


    Delilah 1:
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    Dottie 2:
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    BOTH:Dottie left, delilah-rt
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    Any guesses?????
     
  2. colby318

    colby318 got 'dottes?

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    I'm going to "guess" two pullets. Google sexing BR. They females will have a distinct, sharp white spot on their heads. The males will have a blurry spot, smear or racing stripe. Also, when they start feathering out, the males will be a lighter colored grey than the females who will show more black/white.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Liana

    Liana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both look like pullets to me.
     
  4. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this is good news.....
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I say both are pullets.
     
  6. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh this is good Thanks!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The head spot looks good for pullets as does the barring (although there really isn't much there). Also, I think that the dark stripes on the legs might be a good sign for pullets too.
     
  8. Soaring Chicks

    Soaring Chicks Soaring Hawks Farm

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    If you look at how they are feathering out. One has her tail feathers and the other does not. As well with the wings one has more then the other. So I will say a pair.
     
  9. LauraG

    LauraG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know, thats what makes me suspicious........those lack of tailfeathers!!! oh nooooo
    They were exactley the same size when I got them........
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Roosters feather in with a lot more white. (ETA: Usually - there are always exceptions)

    Here's a boy for your comparison:
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