Barred Rock...I have a roo don't I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ZooMummzy, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    I have been reading posts on sexing Barred Rocks...and I'm afraid of what the answer is...but I must know because I can't have roos. I also know it is really hard to tell in 1 week old chicks but anyone have a guess yet? If it is a roo I'd like to rehome it as soon as possible so we don't get attached.

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  2. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    My guess from that angle on the pic is ROO.

    AL
     
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I am curious how you can tell? My barred rock babies look the same as that one and they were sold as Pullets.
     
  4. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
    Philomath, Oregon
    There are several threads about the splotchy head and yellow legs and speckledhen has had very good luck with sexing this way (per the threads). Apparently, pullets have some dark on their legs and a defined spot...this is just the opposite of what the guy told us at the feed store. Stupidly we didn't research before buying. We had a nice little pullet picked out too...dark legs and no spot [​IMG]

    edited to add the thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=136346
     
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