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Barred Rock, Hardly any feathering out compared to other chicks.... Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CH1CKENLUVR, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. CH1CKENLUVR

    CH1CKENLUVR Hatching

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    I'm new to chickens and have 6 chicks and one, a barred rock, has hardly feathered out at all compared to the others. I've looked up the info on head spots, leg coloring, etc and still have no idea. I'm starting a small backyard flock and can only have hens, so I really hate to get attached to this little one if it's a roo that I can't legally have. Any insight would be appreciated :)

    Here's pics from when the chick was approximately 2 days old, the day I bought at a feed store (supposedly sexed as hens)

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    And here's pics from today, will be 2 weeks old tomorrow.
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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It's too young to tell, sorry! Post updated pics in at least a month or two.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  4. jane s chickens

    jane s chickens Crowing

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    There is a gene for slow feathering. I had one that had not grown in feathers at 8 weeks.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Small, tight head spot, dark wash on the legs, small white bars on the wings---those things all say female.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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