Help determining sex and breed...please for a newbie :-)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fluharty, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. fluharty

    fluharty Just Hatched

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    This is my first time hatching eggs in an incubator and we used the eggs from our own hens. We thought we had all barred rock because they look that way (one of our hens is larger than the other two but look just the same) but evidently that is not the case because four turned out yellow and two have a brown stripe going down from their head to their tale. I have read from the past threads and think I can tell the difference on the barred rock but not sure. Here are some pics and they are now two days old. I can't keep all 12... can't believe they all hatched! I have a rooster and am looking mostly at keeping the hens with a possibility of keeping one more rooster. Thanks for your help!!


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    What kind are the yellow ones? Any idea?

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  2. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pics of the parents would be more helpful, is the rooster a barred rock?
     
  3. fluharty

    fluharty Just Hatched

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    Here is my rooster and hens

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  4. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it might be the angle of the pic but are you sure he's a barred rock and not a black sex link? he looks awful dark in that pic.
     
  5. fluharty

    fluharty Just Hatched

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    Here is a close up if this helps...I have no idea...assumed they were all barred rock. ?

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