Girls or Boys

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ttotoole, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. ttotoole

    ttotoole Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is a common newbie question. Any guess on the sex of my Baby Barred Rocks?

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    These are my 3 barred rocks at about 4 weeks. Midnight on the left, Mia in the Middle, and ? Walter on the right

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    This is a pic of ?Walter as a few day old
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    Midnight and Walter on the roost
    what about these Easter Eggers?

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    If there are better pictures I can provide, please let me know.

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  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
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    With barred rocks, its good to see the headspot as young chicks as well as their legs. Boys have 2 copies of the barred gene so they have Xtra white. The headspot tends to be larger and less well defined. They have less dark wash on their legs.


    Walter's head-spot looks big and not well defined, indicating a boy. BUT he seems to have more dark wash on his legs than the average boy. (It is hard to tell from the side. Baby chick photos from above would be good).
     
  3. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    No guesses on the barred rocks but your pix of the EEs is really pretty.
     
  4. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    without seeing the tops of their heads My guess would be water is a roo he is also showing some signs of a larger comb. Midnight my guess would be a pullet and not a guess on mia. If you can send pics of tops of their heads. The EEs are tough but what i watch for if the comb. The roos will turn more red color and the pullets stay more pink.
     
  5. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On the barred rocks I would guess pullets but I am not 100% sure. My barred rock male when he was little was alot lighter color than my females and he still is. My male also developed a red comb really fast. Also the males had larger, thicker feet legs and feet. If you can take a couple more shots of walter and post them maybe we can help with the sex of walter a little better. [​IMG]
     
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My uneducated guess is that they are pullets. Keep us updated please [​IMG]
     
  7. ttotoole

    ttotoole Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all the information. Here are a few more shots. I wish I was a better photographer.
    The chicks are now about 4.5weeks old.

    Walter's early head shots. I know his spot is pretty big. This is my favorite bird. So friendly. He is and has been bigger from the get go. I suppose he could have been a little older when I picked them up. I got the chicks from a feed store that said the chicks were sexed. not sure of the method.
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    This is group head shot. Midnight on the right, Mia up top and Walter on the bottom.

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    Here are Walter's feet. All of the chicks seem to have the same color on their feet.

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    Here are some shots of his tail feathers. of note, his tail feathers seem shorter than the other 2.

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    Here is a picture of Midnights feet and tail feathers. I think she is by far the most pullet like. Small head spot. Darkest to date.

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    Here are Mia's feet and tail

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    I have always feared Walter was a boy. However, I hold hope he is a she. He is much much darker than when he was little. No color on the comb. It seems like the waddle is coming out in all the barred rocks. Walter's barring seems "thin"

    Last but not least, this is a pic of the kiddos who are ready for new digs. Coop is under construction.

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    Thanks so much again for looking and caring. This forum is awesome. It already saved the life of my Midnight. She had some pasty but when I first got her. If it was not for this site she would certainly have perished. It was touch and go.....Thanks again.
     
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  8. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so cute at that awkward age. I'm going with pullets for all three. Mine looked about the same at that age and all turned out to be pullets. I have a BR chick right now that is, um 5 weeks maybe...and his comb is VERY pink.

    2 BR (and a SS) at about the age of your youngins
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    My current BR baby at 4 weeks (you can sort of see the pinking of his comb and the early growth of his waddles)
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    I have other, better pictures but they're on the other computer and I'm lazy right now.
     
  9. flakey chick

    flakey chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2007
    Florida
    They all look dark. Here's hoping for pullets. I would be very surprised if Midnight turned out to be a roo.
     

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