Barred rocks 4/5 weeks old.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jables, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. jables

    jables New Egg

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    I know it's probably to early to tell for sure just wanted some others opinions.

    Chick 1 hoping pullet.
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    Chick 2 I'm think roo...
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  2. ksguy

    ksguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing about barred rocks is that they can be sexed with 90%+ accuracy on hatch day. It gets more difficult as time goes on, until they develop darker/lighter shades for male/female.

    Right now I'd say with relative certainty that chick #1 is a female based on dark leg pigment. Hard to say on the second since I can't see the legs. I lean toward cockerel, though, because his white barring seems more prominent.
     
  3. jables

    jables New Egg

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    Thank you! Hoping at least one is a girl!
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like cockerels to me with that much white.
     
  5. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
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  6. vicki017

    vicki017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 roosters have distinct lines and are more white than black, pullets are more black and is checkered
     

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