cockrel or pullet?? Barred Rock chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stefzbiz, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. stefzbiz

    stefzbiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked up 2 barred Rock chicks yesterday, He said they were pullets,, now after some reaserch on head spots, overall color, and legs I am thinking I may have 2 cockrels.. any opinions? My last attempt and 4 silkys currently have 4 mix's 2 looking like regular chickens, and I feel like 3 Roo's [​IMG]

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  2. a bit too young. wait til they're about 6 or 7 weeks old
     
  3. stefzbiz

    stefzbiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK thanks, I will wait to go into panic mode [​IMG]
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the spots on their heads can sex them i just dont remember which is which but i think you might have a pullet and cockarl
     
  5. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A small more condensed spot is female, and larger and more random white head spot indicates male. Also a dark wash down the front of legs indicate female. This is what I have read.
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks, both pullets, had gray wash on their legs, one more pronounced than the other.
    I'll try to post pics.

    Carrie Lynn
     
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  7. stefzbiz

    stefzbiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read about the head dots and leg colors, one has the wash down the legs but the dot is a bit big and there is some extra silver behind it, and the other one has no wash on the legs and the legs are very yellow. They are the cutest things ever though. Thank you every one for the input:)
     

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