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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by (sub)UrbanCoop, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. (sub)UrbanCoop

    (sub)UrbanCoop Chirping

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    These birds are just about 24 hours old. I've looked at a link that discusses sexing Dominique chicks, but when I look at the shanks I sometimes get confused because while they are mostly dark, there is one really light toe!

    Any input is appreciated.

    Batch 1 heads and shanks.

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    Batch 2 heads and shanks.

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    On batch 2, chickie on the right, it has a concentrated spot, but light legs???

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     

  2. TheSpeckledRoo

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    What do their wings look like? I have read if the tips of their wings are even then the are male. If there looks like there are two rows of feathers then it is a female.
     
  3. hdowden

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    that last chick on the bottom left looks more like a blk aussie not anything barred
     
  4. hdowden

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    its hard to really tell i want to say all the ones with head spots are cockerels.................time will tell for sure hopefully its one cockerel and 3 pullets
     
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  8. hdowden

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    there are at least 2 different types of sex links that i know of the ones you can tell at hatch by their coloring and the ones that can be told by wing sexing, these are 2 compleatly different types of sex linking,

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/is-my-chicken-a-pullet-hen-or-a-cockerel-cock
     
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  9. (sub)UrbanCoop

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    I know how to feather sex, but I have heard you can not do that with Barred Rocks. Anyone know for sure?
     
  10. (sub)UrbanCoop

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    Is that because of the stripes on the eyes? I got the eggs from a chicken farm that has both Barred and Aussie... wonder if someone had a hot date with the mailman. [​IMG]
     

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