Barred Rock question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ronshoney, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. ronshoney

    ronshoney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am supposed to have 10 black australorp pullets and 1 roo and 5 barred rock pullets but i don't know how to tell them all apart. When do barred rocks start looking like barred rocks? They were 4 weeks yesterday.
     
  2. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    These just turned 6 weeks.
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    But they started showing the "barring" several weeks ago. I'd think you should see some by now.
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They are old enough now that if they are barred rocks they wil have some white in the wing feathers.

    Stretch a wing out and take a look.
     
  4. ronshoney

    ronshoney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to try and find where my daughter left my camera and post some pics of them. A couple of them have a little white in the wings but none look like the ones above. Two are getting brown in the chest I assume they are the australorps. Well I go see if I can see my camera in the mess she calls her room. [​IMG]
     
  5. ronshoney

    ronshoney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few of them not all of the pictures would load.
     
  6. ronshoney

    ronshoney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one more I got to load
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    Thanks for all the help so far.
     
  7. mom wewantchicks!

    mom wewantchicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had this same thing happen to me as a new chick owner. got 2 barred rocks and kept thinking, when will they get some barring? turns out they never did!! they are BA and look like your guys. i went and bought 2 more barred rocks (different place) and as soon as they started getting feathers they where barred. sorry if this same thing has happened to you!!
     
  8. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my Australorps but mine don't have any brown on them. Looks like the one in the middle pictures has brown on the neck too. I didn't think Australorps had any brown on them.
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I seem to remember something about several people getting Australorps who end up with a reddish tint. I think it is just a quality issue. I don't see any Barred Rocks in there. Sorry. Cute babies, though. [​IMG]

    Edit to add my little roo...he was just TINY in this pic and you can already see very distinct barring.


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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  10. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no authority but these are not barred rocks. Maybe a mix of something. Anyway I hope they are good egg producers anyway.
     

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