BR sex question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenChester, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    Good morning. I had bought a BR last week that they told me was a pullet. On posting his picture on here, a lot of people posted it was a boy due to the light colored feet, stubby wings and big yellow head spot. When I took him back to see if they could rehome him, they said yes and insisted I take this one. I'm afraid to take it home and find out again after my kids are attached. Here are some pictures of it. Any thoughts? It does not have a tiny yellow dot, but it does have darker feet.

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Did you take it home? Most barred rocks can somewhat be sexed by head spots, but not always, nor leg coloring. I would rely on them being vent sexed. Otherwise it's better to wait until they are about 5-8 weeks to know for sure.
     
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  3. ChickenChester

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    Yes I did @oldhenlikesdogs
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Hopefully this one is a female.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    female BR usually have a "black wash," over their feet - like your new chick does. You can also post again at 6-8 weeks of age if you still have doubts.
     
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  6. ChickenChester

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    Thank you!
     
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