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How do I know if it is a roo and hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chinadollgreen, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2009
    Phil Campbell Ala
    I have heard that you can sex day old Barred Rocks by the leg color and the spot on top of their heads. Does anyone know how to do this?

  2. melissastraka

    melissastraka Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Hoquiam, WA
    I was told if a BR has a white spot on its head it is a female, if is doesnt it is a male. I dont know how true it is but that is what i have always been told. Other then that i cant help you.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    it doesnt always work.

    but generally females will have a more defined, sharp, crisp spot on their head. the males will be bigger and more of a blurry edge. and the females have more black on the front of their legs than males.
  4. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I'm not sure about the white spot but when they start to grow the hens are a darker color than the roos.
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:This is what I've always read.

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