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Black Sex Link rooster? Supposed to be a Barred Rock hen...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Elissa, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Elissa

    Elissa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I don't have pics up yet, except in my avatar. Saturday I will post pics depending on what answers, if any, I get here... I bought what was sold to me as two Barred Plymouth Rock pullet chicks. ( I also bought three RIR pullet chicks.) One black chick has just a smidge of white down on "her" head. The other, has a large patch of white down on "her" head. I just read that Black Sex Link chicks are always black and the males have a white patch on their heads.

    My question is: Do female Barred Rocks ever have a white patch on the head, or is this for sure a male Sex Link?
     
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All barred birds will have a white spot on their little heads.
     
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  4. Elissa

    Elissa Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!!! [​IMG]I am totally new to this, and just don't know how I would handle any of my girls ending up boys! I am very anxious to be sure of their sex.
     
  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is titled as "Sexing Dominique Chicks", but BR chicks can be sexed this way too. Remember that it is NOT 100%, but it is close. Also, don't get dis hearted if you have trouble with sexing this way, some chicks are difficult to sex.

    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Sexing_Dominique_chicks.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012

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