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How to sex Barred Rock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by harrell1998, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. harrell1998

    harrell1998 New Egg

    Nov 23, 2015
    I order some Barred Rock chick from a hatchery. Order them as st.run because I herd that you can sex them by there head. Just want to know how ture it and if so how do u do it thanks
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    You won't be able to accurately 100% sex them, but you can take an educated guess based on their head spots and the wash down their legs. Females have a more compact head spot and a darker wash down the legs, while males have a more scattered head spot and less wash.

    As they get older, there will be a clear visual difference between males and females. Since females are single barred and males are double barred, males will appear much lighter in color than females.
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    X2 on Pyxis' post.

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