How to sex Phoenix and barred rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cochin_kookoo, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. cochin_kookoo

    cochin_kookoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to start breeding bantam phoenix and barred rocks and wanted to know if there was any information on sexing them w/o vent sexing? If there is not what would be the earliest I could distinguish between the pullets and cockerels?
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    dont really know but you might be able to tell gender by 6 weeks 12 weeks to be more sure
     
  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pullets wear pink bonnets and the cockerels wear blue pants. [​IMG]
     
  4. tinychickies

    tinychickies Out Of The Brooder

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  5. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock- pullets should have a smaller white dot on top of the head, that does not bleed out. Darker legs, like a dark wash on the front or over the entire leg.
    cockerels should have a splotchy, broken up, or defused large white spot on top of the head. Legs should be yellow with no dark spots (or very little).
    Like vent sexing, it is not 100% guarantee because mistakes can be made. In other words some chicks can be a bit tricky.

    I don't know about Phoenix. I do have Silver Duckwing OEGB and they have a color difference. There are some that are tricky too, but in case they look similar as chicks here is a picture. The pullet is in the back with a clearly darker more defined head stripe. The cockerel is in the front with a lighter more defused head stripe. [​IMG]
     
  6. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a thread on here somewhere about sexing barred chicks by the head spot. I have found it to be very reliable.[​IMG]

    Same here with the OEG crele's.
     
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