barred rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allmychickens, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    how accurate is barred rock color sexing? one of my friends two had a white spot on its head and is bigger but has no other signs of rooishness...
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leg color. The females will have more black running down the front of their legs. The male's legs will be nearly yellow and thicker than the hens. I don't go by those head spots solely.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Sexing_Dominique_chicks.html

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    link is good for Barred Rocks, Cuckoo Marans and Dominiques and has very good photos. Of course, that's for chicks just hatched till a few days old. Both sexes have head spots. You don't sex by one trait, but by three: head spot size and regularity, plumage or down color, and leg color, all taken together.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They should all have a white spot on their head. Other than that, what speckledhen said.
     

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