Is my chick a rooster??


In the Brooder
Jan 21, 2018
I am a new chicken owner. My chicks are now three days old and i think one is a rooster. I want to know is he or she is one so i can prepare. The chick i will be showing is a barred rock. I also want to know how i should get him or her to trust me. Please let me know how to act around a rooster just incase.Thankyou! and cant wait to talk more chicken!
No way to tell it this point. The head spot is only really reliable in lines that are bred specifically to maintain that particular characteristic in relation to gender that is not true of most of the general population of barred rocks out there now. As the chick feathers in in the next 3 to 4 weeks you'll know as males and females do feather in with some pretty noticeable differences
G’Day from down under Hennypenny.. :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

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BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. These might be of particular interest to you but there are also lots of other helpful topics:
Topic of the Week - Sexing Chicks
Topic of the Week - Roosters, Yes or No?
Topic/Question of the Week: Aggressive Roosters - What is the best way to handle them?

If you want some opinions on gender when your chick is older, you could post here:
Breed or Gender Forum

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