Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saspratt, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. saspratt

    saspratt Just Hatched

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    So I've seen a lot of questions about barred rock gender and I'm pretty sure I have some pretty girls but just thought I'd see if anyone can verify for me ! Thanks!

    Here's Bossy Betty (who is really a sweetheart) [​IMG]
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    And here are the littles [​IMG]
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Larger chick is looking like a rooster with that much comb at apparent age (what about 6 weeks?)

    The other 2 are too young to tell.

    Hatchery quality BR's are not sexable at an early age. The tricks used for sexing only work within carefully controlled lines, and then within that particular line as the leg wash, head dot size, etc., vary between lines with genders.

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  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    ...and [​IMG]
     
  4. saspratt

    saspratt Just Hatched

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    Thanks! We've been debating on Betty since we got her (we've had her about a month) because of the comb, but then she's darker than some of the pictures I've seen of the roosters. I read somewhere they can take on traits of roosters when they think they're the boss of a bigger flock (we have 12). Either way, she's (he) is still my favorite ! [​IMG]
     
  5. saspratt

    saspratt Just Hatched

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    So, I'm pretty sure Betty is a Bert. [​IMG]

    Can anyone tell on these dark brahmas? We've only had them 3 weeks ..[​IMG]

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