BR sexing by color Update:pics added

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Oceanseve, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Suspected Roo

    The whole crew:
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    See why I'm curious??

    Does sexing by color really work with Barred Rocks? Three of my chis are very dark, but one (my fav of course) looks half black half white.....
     
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  2. ajeffers

    ajeffers Out Of The Brooder

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    How old? In my experience, most of my roosters have been a lighter shade or grey and the hens have been darker in color as they start to feather.
     
  3. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About three weeks now, I think. They are feathering out and thats what I was afraid you were going to say [​IMG] it had to be my favorite one!!
     
  4. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am no expert when it comes to BR chicks I only have two ---

    but here is my rooster Maverick - he is alot darker than Annabelle

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    This is my hen Annabelle - both of these are the same age

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    these are from Privett hatchery so I dont know if that has anything to do with the fact my roo is darker and the hen is lighter ??

    but I will say this Maverick is a sweetheart [​IMG]

    - no Maverick does not look darker because of shadows in the house or anything he is juat as dark outside in the sun -
     
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  5. ajeffers

    ajeffers Out Of The Brooder

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    How funny!!! Mine are just the opposite, and from a hatchery called Phinneys, here in Washington state. Is it possible the hathcheries might breed them to get different tones in the male and female for sexing purposes???
     
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  6. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am almost positive the females are darker than the males,,,,from the time they get their feathers on. The females also ussually have dark (more dark) on their legs.
     
  7. Oceanseve

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for giving me hope C4C! I'll go take pics right now.
     
  8. sweet_peeps

    sweet_peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 week old females and there are a few that
    are lighter in color. Even on the legs.
    But they're still females.

    So, I don't know if the color holds true much anymore.
     
  9. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 br that I hatched. One is light and one is darker but I think they are BOTH roos! [​IMG] They hatched April 18 and both have red combs.
     
  10. ajeffers

    ajeffers Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a pair of my Barred Rocks...

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    Feathers are messed up a bit, still coming out of molting.
     
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