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How to sex day old barred rocks chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JeanShi, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. JeanShi

    JeanShi Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2016
    I just have 4 barred rocked hatched 3 days ago. I googled how to sex them by the colours, the feet and the wings. But still confused. Are there anyone can help me to sex them?
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Sorry, I'm no expert in feather sexing, but if you post pics when they are around 6 weeks old on the "what breed or gender is this?" forum I'm sure you will get answers.

    All the best
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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
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  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    Guessing sexes early is difficult. You should get pics of each separate standing to show the entire bird and especially the feet. And post those and the question under "what breed, gender" for more opinions from those with more experience.

    On BR's it is said that smaller white spot on the head = pullet and larger area of white = male. But in my personal experience that was not the case - read that after picking out my 3 and was so worried I had selected 2 roos, but all turned out to be pullets.

    But other sources place more emphasis on the markings on the legs/feet - more pigment and likely pullets, less pigment likely roos.

    But it is still a mystery until they are older and the feathering patterns appear.

    Here's hoping they all turn out to be what you really wanted. But just in case, do plan ahead for rehoming if you end up with unwanted roosters.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    That's why BYC invented the "what breed or gender is this." thread. Most of the folks there, really know their stuff.
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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