Barred Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by parker, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. parker

    parker Hatching

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    I am a new member, and just joined a few minutes ago. It looks like a great site.[​IMG]
    I have a question about the Barred rock breed that I have. I purchased 10 chicks,
    and was told that the dark are female and light are male. I am wondering if this is correct.
    Thank you.
    Mary.
     
  2. Tiss

    Tiss Songster

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    Yes, female BR chicks are usually black with a distinct white spot on their heads. The boys are more gray and black mixed.
     
  3. Duchessk75

    Duchessk75 In the Brooder

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    Barred Rocks are a good breed to start out with. In April, I got my first flock of 26 1 day old Barred Rocks. So congrats, and [​IMG]

    The first sign for me that I had a few roos was that the combs started getting bigger, and red fast. To me, they all looked the same color [​IMG]

    As they got older, the roo's were lighter than the girls. The roo's have more white in their pattern, and the girls have more black.

    Good luck!!
     
  4. parker

    parker Hatching

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    Thanks so much for the response.[​IMG] That answers my question.
    Also thanks for the warm welcome.[​IMG] It is truly an informative site, especially with all you experts on here.
    I have also hatched off some Cohin Bantams, Mille Fleur Bantams, BO's and Ameraucana's.
    I will post pics a soon as I can.[​IMG]
    Thanks again.
    Mary.
     
  5. PiedPiper

    PiedPiper In the Brooder

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    I hope you enjoy your "rocks" as much as I do....I have 7 in my 8-hen/1-roo flock and LOVE them! Excellent egg layers...very predictable and a very docile personality. The 4 I raised from chicks are the ones I can walk right up to and pick up....I simply love them! I also have had buff orphingtons in the past and really like them too.
     

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