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Barred Rock (?) chicks.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cbascom, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. cbascom

    cbascom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some chicks that I think are Barred Rock, they are 2 weeks old. Their feathers are coming in with a barred pattern, blk and white. But they have black down the front of their legs. Do Barred Rocks have that?
    You can't see the black shading very sell in this photo.
     
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like this.. :)
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes, those are barred rock chicks. For future reference, that white spot on top of the head means the bird is barred in color, makes them easy to spot.

    The dark color down the front of the legs is actually thought to be a sign of a female bird, so I'm guessing that's a good thing for you! It fades as they age.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Newly hatched Barred Rock chick.

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    Note that any barred chick will look like this, Plymouth Rock or not.
     

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