Boy or Girl Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by VAgal, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. VAgal

    VAgal Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our second barred rock from a hatchery. This one looks NOTHING like the first one. They're both supposed to be girls.
    The first one is now 3 weeks old and has black and grey barring just like all the pics I've seen. This is her at 1 - 2 days old
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    This is the new one and she has white underneath, on her wing tips and around her eyes. Is she a female and is she a barred rock? I hope she's a girl.

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  2. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think the spot on the head means boy,
     
  3. VAgal

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    It is my understanding that both boys and girls have spots. Boy's are bigger and oddly shaped and girl's are smaller and brighter.
     
  4. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if they look NOTHING alike then u must have one of each
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what color are the wing feathers?
     
  6. VAgal

    VAgal Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not completely sure the second one is a barred rock, that's why I was hoping to get some input from some barred rock experts. [​IMG]
     
  7. VAgal

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    Quote:The edges of the wings are white as are it's tummy, throat, bottom of tail and around it's eye.
     
  8. BurdBrain

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  9. VAgal

    VAgal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Burdbrain. I've been googling and really haven't seen any barred rock chick pictures that look quite so penguiny.
     
  10. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right, they do have a quite different appearance. I wonder if you got a black sex link cockerel chick. I am just throwing it out.. I do not know.
     

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