I can't stand it - roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by llnmaw, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chirping

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    It's killing me trying to guess. I promised myself I'd wait until the chick was 'old enough to post this....but whatever.

    Barred Rock.

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    I have to guess on the age, we picked this little one up on 2/22 and it was bigger/more feathered than our BO's that were less than 24 hours old. Maybe 4-5 days older?

    The comb is hard to get a good shot of. Without the flash I cannot get a good clear pic. The comb is definitely red looking in person.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2011
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yes, BOY! Definitely. I could have sexed it at hatch--that's what I love about BRs, ease of sexing immediately. A combination of traits tells the tail: head spot size/regularity or lack of, lighter down color, wider white bars, and little or no black wash down the leg fronts.


    In the future, you can go by this article to sex BRs, Dominiques or Cuckoo Marans:

    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Sexing_Dominique_chicks.html
     
  3. GAchick

    GAchick Songster

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    Agreed. BOY! That wide splotchy spot on top of his head....
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Cock a doodle roo!
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Yup, handsome little guy [​IMG]
     
  6. llnmaw

    llnmaw Chirping

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    He is handsome and my favorite and I'm beyond sad that he has to go. I guess I should suck it up and try to get rid of him sooner rather than later eh? I'm not certain I'll be able to keep him long enough to eat him...plus that's not he was bought for in my mind.

    I knew he was a he. [​IMG]

    Thanks for confirming.

    ~L.
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    Sexing barred chicks is easy since the males are lighter than the females. Even in Barred rocks.
     
  8. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Songster

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    Wow.. I have three that were hatched on the 23 of Feb... and they have such a little comb compared to that.. I am beginning to hope they may be girls!!

    Sorry yours is a roo [​IMG]
     
  9. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

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    'Fraid so. Roo.
     

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