hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lo pro chicks, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Diane in Texas

    Diane in Texas Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks lo pro!
    I read pBR chicks with mostly white are likely roosters.
    That's why I am hoping for expert opinions here! Anyone??
     
  2. lo pro chicks

    lo pro chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont think shes a pure bread pbr.. ill post a pic of mines @ almost 5 weeks old
     
  3. lo pro chicks

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  4. lo pro chicks

    lo pro chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    See how the bars and color are even through out the birds?
     
  5. lo pro chicks

    lo pro chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    My guess if it was a pure bread pbr roo it would have the same color paytern as mine just a shade lighter.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The one one the right is not a barred rock. I am not sure, but I a leaning toward that one being an EE cockerel. Not sure though I am on my phone....
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The bird on the right is an Easter egger cockerel.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    there's pretty much no way to tell a black sex link male from a pure barred rock pullet. All the "rules" of a pure barred pullet will also apply to a sex link male, as he's not a pure barred bird. So, you'll just have wait things out until the 6ish week mark and see how things look.
     
  9. Diane in Texas

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    Donrae, do you think so? "She" looked just like the other Barred Rock chicks but has so much more white & is big! I suppose time will tell. Thank you!
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, if it has tons more white, it could be a pure barred male. You were just talking about black sex link males, which as chicks are virtually identical to pure bred barred Rock females as they both have only one barring gene. A pure bred male has two barring genes, thus more white.
     

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