Barred rock sexing help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Drivers, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Drivers

    Drivers In the Brooder

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    Can someone help with sexing these please

    Chick 1
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    Chick 2
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    Chick 3
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here, and guess that #3 is male. These birds are not the best strain of BR for autosexing.

    Other input????
     
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  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    BTW, welcome to BYC!!!
     
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  4. careeka22

    careeka22 Songster

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    Based on what I have learned and my own BR pullet my guess is, pullet, roo, roo. But I'm def not an expert!
     
  5. song of joy

    song of joy Crowing

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    I'm thinking all three might be male, but it's a bit early to be sure. The combs seem pretty prominent, and there's a touch of pink coming in on the comb of #2.
     
  6. Drivers

    Drivers In the Brooder

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    I’m thinking 1 is a girl, 3 is a roo and was undecided on 2....
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Assuming they are purebred Barred Rocks, I'm seeing three pullets.
     
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  8. Drivers

    Drivers In the Brooder

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    We bought them and were told they were pullets so it looks like we will have to wait and see. They are 7 weeks now so how much longer until it’s obvious? Not sure we can get away with keeping Roo’s here because of neighbours and the kids are getting attached to them already
     
  9. Drivers

    Drivers In the Brooder

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    Thanks :)
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Usually, cockerels are pretty bright red in the comb by 8 weeks. With yours having such small and pale combs, it's a pretty safe bet they are girls.
     
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