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barred rocks boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Phage, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Not having too much luck with hatching out a pullet barred rock. Last hatch I just had one chick that looked boyish to me so I gave it away, later to be told it was likley girl.

    2 eggs hatched out of the next set.
    Any ideas? The large head spot and lightish legs makes me think 2 boys, but the feathers have a slightly different patteren so ? one of each?

  2. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    My tactic would be to look at them standing all together, from the top. If you have one that appears lighter than all the rest, it's probably a cockerel, otherwise if they all look fairly dark, their probably all pullets. This will be more evident as they get older. If one becomes your favorite or always is first to come get something from you, it's a darn cockerel. My experience. Good luck.
  3. Evelle

    Evelle Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    North Idaho
    hard to tell this young..

    I.M.E. boys are lighter in color. ive hatched 7 boys and have ordered 2 day old and all have been lighter then the girls.
  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Songster

    Sep 27, 2010

    these are my roos....(from last year) Mixed with some Australorp roos

    if I were to guess.....I would say the first one is a roo, the bottom one a pullet

    I have pullets this year and they were darker...but it is pretty early to tell...
    Here is an older shot of my roos
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  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    they look like they will be roos. the white spot is used to sex them...if i remeber right a uniform rounded dot means hen while a nonuniformed and splochy one means roo
  7. PoultryQueen29

    PoultryQueen29 Songster

    Sep 26, 2011
    North Carolina
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