I bought 6 straight run barred rock chicks at TSC. Can anyone sex them yet? They are 3 weeks old

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  1. Rockcastle Man

    Rockcastle Man New Egg

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Really it's too early to sex them - if you wait till 6-8 weeks you can post individual photos of them at "what breed or gender is this." It's very difficult picking out bits and pieces of different bodies among so many varied chicks in the photo.

    Generally barred rocks can give you some clues. The males usually have thicker legs and are more a gray barring. Females are black barred. Hope this helps for now.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I too agree with drumstick that it's too early to tell the sex of your chicks. Defiantly post in the what breed/gender section when they are older. Good luck with them and your pic is lovely. Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
     
  5. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The barred rocks all look like pullets. BR pullets tend to be darker, have a round light spot on top of the head, and a dark stripe up the front of the legs. The cockerels are lighter in color, the spot on the head is irregular, and they lack the dark coloring on the front of the leg. With the other chicks, you will need to wait.
     
  6. djh1982

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    I agree with eggcessive.. It would be easier to tell if we could see the legs though.. I once read a thread that had some pics on here that showed the difference and it was very obvious with barred rocks.The male legs looked really light compared to the female legs.. I'd look for those pics.
     
  7. djh1982

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    [​IMG][​IMG]The dark legs are likely a pullet and the light legs are likely a cockerel.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Your chicks look like pullets to me, too.
     

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