Boys or girs? (Barred P Rocks)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shayshy, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. shayshy

    shayshy New Egg

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    Hi,

    About 3 weeks ago i hatched bunch of barred rocks.
    I kept the two girliest chicks..one's tail is a bit longer and the other is a little more feathery.
    But both are darker then the other chicks, with dark colored legs and a smaller comb.

    What do you say? boys or girls?


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  2. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can't see comb or wattles,need face pics. but they are probably too young to tell yet..

    Your options are: feather sex them on day 1, or wait til it crows... sorry. anything else is just a guess :) one looks more feathered than the other, could be a pullet.
     
  3. sumi

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  4. shayshy

    shayshy New Egg

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    Updated photos:
    They are 3 weeks old.

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  5. igottadash

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    Pullets is my guess. We're raising 40 for 4-H - ordered pullets and got one boy. They are 5 weeks now.

    He's been an obvious lighter gray color and has had a more pronounced comb in size and redder in color since 3 weeks, and no black on his legs. It was pretty obvious even at 2 weeks, he took on the Paul Revere attitude anytime he'd hear a strange noise, first one to run up, stand up, and go on alert.

    The head spots don't tell you a thing...I can attest to comparing and staring at 40 of these little buggers. lol
     
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  6. shayshy

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    Growing up so fast


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  7. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look great. What's that little guy in the middle?
     
  8. shayshy

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    I think he is a serama\serama cross.

    i hatched him with the barred rocks.. he is tiny.
     
  9. GarthRyan

    GarthRyan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like hens to me, for future reference, BR's can be sexed by looking at the back of their head, they'll have a light brown dot or they might not, i believe dot = female. I can't remember for sure though, it's been 8 months since i got mine..
     
  10. shayshy

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