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Barred rock roo or pullet with pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenjoe23, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Chickenjoe23

    Chickenjoe23 In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    I am not sure what gender this is it would be great if someone could help me I know my pics probably aren't the greatest but just guess at what it is
    by the way this chick is about 1.5 to 2weeks old


    Some hints on how to tell gender of barred rock and dominique would be greatly appreciated.

    Better pic
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011

  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    Nothing is fool proof. However, the female's head spot is usually more round shape while the males is a jagged blotch. The female is supposed to feather out black with white bars, while the male will look like the reverse. The female's fuzz should be darker while the male's fuzz is lighter as a day old chick.

    Finally, the best clue is the "painted leg front" of the pullet. It should look as if someone water colored a streak of black down the front of her yellow legs.

    Again, nothing is fool proof. In 12 weeks, you know for sure.
  3. Chickenjoe23

    Chickenjoe23 In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2011
    The wing pattern is black with white bars on all three but all three of them have feet that are almost solid yellow
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  4. elabraleon

    elabraleon Songster

    Oct 18, 2010
    Judging by the headspot, ROOSTER...
    That being said, you should check the feet, If they have a dark wash down the front, that is a female trait, if its more yellow and not so dark thats boy. While looking at the legs, you might compare with other chicks to see if they seem thicker or thinner. Thicker legs=male. Also watch the feathers as they come in. More white than black=boy More black than white=girl.
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
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