Barred Rocks chicks 3-4wks - all roos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlazeJester, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about buying a pullet off of a local lady with BRs (hatchery quality). Based on the techniques I've seen for sexing I think all 4 are cockerels - the head spots are ill-defined, their color is light, their combs are large and the legs I can see have very little splash. Thoughts?

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  2. hmmm. i'm not a expert at sexing barred/cuckoo birds, but i think you may have a roo (the small one one the far left in the second pic)
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    2 pullets, 2 cockerels. In your 2nd picture the cockerels are on the outside, pullets on the inside.
     
  4. technodoll

    technodoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2

    i sexed my 4 BR pullets this way at 3 weeks of age and was bang on :)
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the amount of feathering have anything to do with successful sexing?
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Generally cockerels do feather in slower than pullets. But I've had slow feathering pullets too, so it's not always the case. Yours however, can be sexed on coloring. Notice the wing coloring on the 2 on the outside - more white than black. That means cockerel. The 2 on the inside have more black than white. That means pullet.
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent. Looks like I will only be buying the two, then [​IMG] Thanks!
     

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