can i sex my chicks by color

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by naakte, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My roo (henry) is a delaware, the hens are barred rocks. it there was way to sex by color?
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Not that I am aware... I could just be oblivious though...
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the BRs are pure breed, they can be sexed as youngin's by noting the spot on their heads and the leg color. Roos normally have yellow legs with minimal or no black shading and hens have the black shading down the front of their legs and feet. I forget which is which about the head dot. One sex will have a more rounded, well defined dot and the other will have a more scattered less defined dot.
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS

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