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Barred Rock Sexing- 3 week olds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by canofstew, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. canofstew

    canofstew Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try and post pictures soon, my phone camera takes horrible pics... [​IMG] We've got two BR (supposed to be pullets)... three weeks old tomorrow and both are feathering out nicely- same pace. However the last day or so I've noticed that chick A is feathering in with more white than chick B. Chick A comb is still nice and yellow and the tiniest light pink wattles. Chick B has less white, mostly black feathers but it's comb is definitely a bit larger and more pink, as well as a bit larger wattles that are a darker pink.

    I was under the impression that the roos will feather out with more white bars than pullets, but the one whose feathering like a pullet is showing comb/wattle development sooner... any advice based on these factors?! They're pretty well the same size, both have dark gray/black on feet and up legs...
     
  2. My suggestions is ...... wait a few more weeks and you will be more able to tell.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dead easy at 5-6 weeks. The difference is unmistakeable.

    Heritage birds
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    Hatchery birds

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  4. canofstew

    canofstew Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are hatchery birds, that's obvious by looking at these photos you posted... the feathering on my two are exactly like the bottom ones- one has more white than the other- does that mean roo? I will wait another couple weeks...[​IMG]
     

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