Barred rock males or females??? Give it your best guess!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dhad, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. dhad

    dhad New Egg

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Top one is a cockerel. The other two are too young to tell.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That first one is not a Barred Rock. But it is a cockerel.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The first bird is a cockerel, and a mixed breed. Since it's mixed, it makes me think the other two have a possibility of being mixed also so the normal rules of sexing barred birds aren't accurate.

    I'm getting a cockerel vibe from the second bird, though.
     
  6. dhad

    dhad New Egg

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    Yes they are a mixed breed of barred and brahma. Just found this out.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Which was the hen and which was the rooster?
     
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  8. dhad

    dhad New Egg

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    Hen was the barred rock.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Then those chicks are male. No question. It's called sexlinking. A barred hen can only pass her barring gene to her male chicks.
     
  10. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Agreed
     

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