Girl or boy ISA x barred rock chick?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by won023, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. won023

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    i think this chick has taken on its dads genes of a barred rock. Can it be sexed it’s 1 day old.
     

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  2. Ridgerunner

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    No, it cannot be sexed. A true barred rock rooster has two barred genes at that gene pair and will give all of its offspring, male and female, a copy so they will all be barred. With that cross they will all have just one copy of that barred gene so the spot will be relatively small compared to a male with two barred genes.

    If that cross were turned around so the hen was the barred one, then they could be sexed by the spot. But they are not.
     
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    Thanks! Yes mother is the ISA brown and Dad is barred rock I guess I’ll have to wait is there a way of knowing it’s sex in the future?
     
  4. Ridgerunner

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    When it is five weeks ole post photos showing the head (wattles and comb), and a profile shot showing legs and posture. Often at about five weeks they start showing signs. Not all of them do, I've had some 3 months old I still was not totally sure of, but with that cross it's likely we will be able to help. The majority of the time you can at five weeks.
     
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    Thanks will do it does look like a barred rock?
     

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