Barred Rock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by countryboy, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    i bought 4 br's earlier today,from the feed store, they are pullets and will be 2 weeks old on monday the 17th.

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    i'm wondering if this one really is a pullet.
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  2. internationalfarmer

    internationalfarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    they look really pretty! i cant wait to get mine soon!!
     
  3. yates-chicks

    yates-chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    awww they are cute [​IMG]
    i have some of those ,, they are friendly hope yours are too
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hi, Barred Rocks are my thing! The headspot is not the only indicator. Look at the darkness of the leg fronts plus the general coloration-do they look dark or more silvery as they feather out? Darker legs, darker overall color due to the white bars being narrower equal girl. I have one hen who had a huge headspot as a chick plus a cockerel's coloring, so it's not always 100% to sex these great birds, but still pretty accurate.
     
  5. cooliseo

    cooliseo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, I love looking at chick pictures. they are very cute!
     
  6. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    hey speckeled 3 weeks old and in the secondary brooder. and got to be outside as a group. they loved it, also they are easier to handle then the EE's.

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    i'll try to get some single shots in a little bit.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I adore my BR girls AND boys. They are the most curious and friendly of all my birds, except perhaps my blue and black Ameraucanas. They are so sweet. Yesterday I was sitting in a lawn chair, soaking up some spring sunshine, when my 15 week old Barred Rock cockerel jumped in my lap and lay down for a sunbath while I was petting him. He stayed for maybe 15 minutes and fell asleep. That's why I love my Barred Rocks!
     
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