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HELP please! sexing my new chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brie6895, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has a very big white spot on his head. I turned down getting the lighter grayish colored one with BLUE eyes because it had a little bigger comb and was pink. Was this an indicator that is was a roo? It was gorgeous. Took all I had not to get both of them.
     
  3. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This should be a pullet, but it's too soon to tell for sure. Barred rock cockerels are normally a lighter gray and a pink comb at this age almost certainly means it's a boy.
     
  4. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I guess I'm glad I didn't get the lighter one. I was worried if that huge white spot on the head meant boy. But all the others she had to choose from had no tail whatsoever ever and I've heard the tails on males take longer to grow.
    Any idea the age if you had to guess?
     
  5. angel8035

    angel8035 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks about three weeks old, give or take. For purebred "barred" chicks, they say that a solid white dot means female while a "fuzzy" edged white dot means male, though I don't think it's always quite so clear.
     
  6. MidNight Wings

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    Could you get a close-up of his/her saddle feathers?
     
  7. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes give me just a few. these are the top feathers before their tail right?
     
  8. MidNight Wings

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    Yup! ^^
     
  9. Rolltidern

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    Looks like our Roxie who we think is a pullet!! Did you buy from MeMe's? I think I'm going to get a few polish from her. I wasn't a fan in the beginning, but they are pretty birds!
     
  10. Brie6895

    Brie6895 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes!! she had a couple this size :) hope its a girl gonna take a few more pictures right now
     

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