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Help with early sexing of barred rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jordanraugustin, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. jordanraugustin

    jordanraugustin Out Of The Brooder

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    I've seen that sexing Barred Rocks can be fairly simple for some of y'all so I figured I'd ask for help with mine. Thanks in advance.

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  2. GingerGypsy

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    I've yet to see a 100% accurate method, but examining the vent is usually the best way to go. If that method is too complicated, then try the wing method. Gently extend the wing, if the feathers are all relatively even, it's a pullet, if there's a gap, or if the primary feathers are longer, it's a cockerel. There are a ton of old wives tale methods, maybe try a few out and go with the average.
     
  3. jordanraugustin

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    Thank you. I've seen a few ways of doing it.
    I've just seen on this site where this particular breed is very easy for some to sex. They go by color and spot and all kinds of things.
     
  4. donrae

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    The first bird looks like a cockerel to me. The second and third look female.

    Can you post again when they're around 6 weeks old, to see how things turned out?
     
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    Will do! Thanks for your input!
     

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