CRAZY QUESTION. Anyone know if Barred Rock day olds look the same as..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Biddylover, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2009
    Delawares? I'm so confused. I looked online and don't get it. Is there a difference between Plymouth barred rocks and Barred rocks? I ordered Plymouth barred rocks but all my chicks are yellow? Online it shows the plymouth barred rocks to be grayish. one of the last eggs to hatch was from the barred rock girl and well it's yellow so I'm so confused it isn't even funny. Are all chicks born yellow? Yes i am serious as can be, I know it is a stupid question. [​IMG]
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    I dont know what you ended up with but it sounds suspiciously like it isnt barred rocks.
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    Plymouth Rock is a breed, barred is the color, like a black lab dog or chocolate lab, both are labradors, just different colors. Barred chickens are black with a dot on their head as chicks, and as they get their feathers they start their barring.....Barred chicks should not be yellow...
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    If your chicks are yellow you didnt get barred rocks. They are black and white even as chicks just dont have the barring yet.
  5. Hi Shana! Barred Rocks should hatch with black down and a yellow head-spot.
    Are these eggs from your birds or someone elses? (as in do you know who the parents are or trusting that someone sent you Barred Plymouth Rock eggs?).
  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yea, they should be black with a white dot on there heads.
  7. LovinMyPeeps

    LovinMyPeeps Sees Wine Dots

    Mar 22, 2009
    Heuvelton, NY

    See the two black chicks with the dots heads in the right upper corner? Those are barred rock chicks. If yours are yellow they are most certainly not barred rocks.
  8. Biddylover

    Biddylover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2009
    Quote:Thank you Lisa. I don't know what the 2nd girl sent me now, I ordered "10 barred rock chickens hatching eggs" and here is the picture she had on ebay similar to this


    Ok the supposed BR lady wrote on her eggs, the Delaware lady didn't. I have hatched out some of both because I recognize the G the BR lady wrote on her eggs and the last egg to hatch out was the what I thought rotton egg.... and it was one of the BR because it had a G on it. So this is why I am so confused. I have no idea what kind of chickens I have. I think I can tell the Delawares from the others, they are smaller and almost a white/yellow. Whereas the others are bigger and have a yellow/yellow with a hing of brown shading on the neck. Make sense? They are cute as a button, I love them regardless, but really curious to what she sent me and oh welll lol [​IMG]
  9. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    BiddyL maybe she had an egg mixup there are more kinds of rocks than barred. Maybe you can find the chart with chick ID. Or you should at least contact the seller to tell her she may have a mixup. Maybe she knows what they could be besides barred. Hopefully you weren't ripped off that would suck. Everybody gets the benefit of the doubt once. Hope you are able to unravel the mystery. Luck to ya!

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