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I think I have a roo

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BrittBergh, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. BrittBergh

    BrittBergh Chirping

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    Unexpectedly now Im paranoid! I bought our four chicks from a well known farm locally. They hatch there and sex and have a great track record! They have a return policy as well, if we get an unexpected wrong sexing we can exchange for the one we wanted no problems at all, thats nice and all but now I think I love this bird the most out of the four lol! Its a barred rock, 2 weeks old. Ive been reading on this site about the sexing of them and now Im thinking I have a roo!

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    not so much 'speckled' as in has barring






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    the feet have little back to them




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    Large head spot



    additional info is that s/he has always been the leader bird since we brought them home. Compared to the black sex link chick this one is more grey than black too. I know only time will tell but hey whats some fun guessing now?! [​IMG]
     

  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    Is the "spot" Yellow? they say boys have yellow spot. comb is not too big. If I ever chose a rock I always go for the one with the most wing and tail development even at 3 days old and the darkest head those are female. but if you want to try and vent sex lift the tail so the bung forms an O at the upper part of the bung if you see a little dolup that looks like a baby's lip going in and out it is a boy, if it looks like a slit it is a girl. sounds bad but it works.
     
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  3. BrittBergh

    BrittBergh Chirping

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    It looks yellow-ish in some spots. I have no idea how to vent sex and Im not really feeling like I want to go around prying a ******** open [​IMG]
    I didn't really have the pick on this one.
     
  4. Elke Beck

    Elke Beck Songster

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    I am leaning toward a girl because barred rock boys tend to have lighter coloring, and your chick's feathers are dark. Of course, there are always flukes that look like a hen, but actually are a roo.
     

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