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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tracie70, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Tracie70

    Tracie70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,
    I recently ordered 25 pullets from My Pet Chicken, I heard that they were very reputable. How can I be sure that these babies they sent me are all girls. I thought I read somewhere that you can tell by there marking and also there color feet. Can anyone fill this in for me?
    Like I said I am sure that they are reputable but I am wanting to learn how you can tell?
     
  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    It's said there are THREE things to look for and all three must occure.

    Dark wash down front of legs
    Small and defined white spot on head

    I cannot remember the third but BR are easy and somebody else can offer third [​IMG]
     
  3. Tracie70

    Tracie70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much Morgan that will really help me.
     
  4. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    Here we go:

    Barred Rocks and Cuckoo Marans - Males have wider white barring. They will often appear more silvery-grey than black. The males usually have a much larger, splotchier headspot.

    So, the darker ones (if you have any roo's in the batch to even compare with.) with dark wash down front of legs and a smaller more defined white head spot are hopefully and usually your pullets! I am sure somebody else will correct me if I am wrong. But all three things need to be accounted for on each chick.

    Dark wash down front of legs
    Small more defined headspot
    Darker overall color

    [​IMG] Do post pictures when you get them and I am sure some people can offer some opinions I love Barred Rocks because they tend to be so easy to sex!
     

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