Barred Rocks? Roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gypers, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Gypers

    Gypers Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, these chicks are 4 weeks old now. Do you still agree that they are Barred Rocks? And are the ones with more developed combs roosters?

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They look like black sex link cockerels.
     
  3. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    messy barring and dark but clearly roos = black sexlink
     
  4. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my girls did at that age, and I would say that you've got a couple of roosters there!
     
  5. Gypers

    Gypers Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, Black Sex Link... So that means that they could be sexed at birth right?
     
  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the males would have a spot on the head while the females would be solid black.
     

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