Can you sex a Barred Rock by leg color?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DuckingLost, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. DuckingLost

    DuckingLost Chirping

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    I'd like to post pics of a few of my chickens that I'm unsure about. If this actually is a proven way if sexing.
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It's a factor, but a small one. I cannot sex chicks, but I understand that a more reliable method is to look at their headspots--the males have messier ones and the females have neater ones. Also, if the feathers begin to come in and the tips are black, it is more likely to be a girl. If the feathers come in and the tips are white, it's far more likely to be a boy. Neither method is 100% accurate.

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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