Easy way to tell an Australorp chick from a Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Slingha, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. Slingha

    Slingha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks look so similar to me according to the pics on various sites
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easy peasy--barred rock chicks will always have a white spot on top of their heads. That white spot is the linked to the barring gene, so barred birds have it. Solid birds like Australorps don't have it, their heads are solid black.
     
  3. Slingha

    Slingha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    And that's all there is to it :)
     

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