Help with Sexing Barred Rocks and Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by saraiquimby1, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. saraiquimby1

    saraiquimby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a couple chicks I can't figure out what I think they are leaning towards. 2 are barred rocks. 2 are easter eggers. 1 leghorn. I think they are about 5 weeks old.
    THERE ARE A COUPLE PICTURES OF EACH CHICK SO PAY ATTENTION TO THAT :)

    Chick 1. Barred Rock. Sorry for my dogs nose-he loves his chickies lol

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    chick 2-Barred Rock. Cannot get this one to sit still for anything.
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    Chick 3-Easter Egger

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    Chick 4 Easter Egger
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    Chick 5.. White Leghorn


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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    At 5 weeks, while you've got some precocious combs, I think they will all be pullets as males would be even further down the comb road.

    But watch BR 1 and EE 1 as those combs show a lot of development for 5 weeks.

    Both EE's are the "typical" female color with the 2nd clearly so.

    Watch and wait. You'll see combs get big and red fast if any males.

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  3. saraiquimby1

    saraiquimby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I thought. Figures because we were trying for a rooster lol I feel like they all show pullet characteristics more at this point. Especially in my experience with the barred rock coloring. They are really dark compared to how my previous BR Rooster was at that age.
    So EE's colored like that are female? I don't know anything about those lol have 2 2 year old EE hens but they looked 100% different and one turned out black and one turned out gray.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    As a rule of thumb (which can be broken), EE chicks that are partridge down and feather into an even brown patterned partridge on the back with the gold neck are almost always female.

    LofMc
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    also agree
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree no one's screaming cockerel at this point.

    I'm just going to toss this out there.....you may not get colored eggs from those Ee, if that's what they are. They both look to have straight combs, which cuts your chance of colored eggs down to something like 4% [​IMG]. Something to keep in mind when they start laying.
     
  8. saraiquimby1

    saraiquimby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay :) egg color doesn't matter. I was just adding a few new ones as some of mine are getting older. Will they just be brown probably too? You know, they are pure Americauna ( not) from rural king so I didn't know if that's even what they were. So long as they lay some eggs that's alright with me :)
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd almost wonder if they're partridge Rocks. Maybe post pics again around 3 months? I'm curious now....
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Good catch Donrae...you are right in no beards or muffs and no green legs...I just responded to the OP without fully analyzing what was in front of my eyes.

    I agree they could be Partridge Rocks, which makes me more suspicious of the "EE" 1...that comb could be indicator of a roo to come.

    LofMc
     

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