Is the Barred Rock chick male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KentuckyJanet, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. KentuckyJanet

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    2A3AA6E6-1AAB-4773-9F32-B91024111C3A.jpeg 86F08871-BDAF-4F44-BC6D-805BECD6E68A.jpeg I have a 7 new babies. I have been reading that you can easily sex BR by the color of the legs and spot on the heads. I have just one BR. I am just not confident what I have here. Can anyone help?
     
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  2. FeatherMtnFarms

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    Male. Because of the size of the head spot.
     
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  3. KentuckyJanet

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    I was concerned about that, I wish I was aware of the things to look for when I picked the chicks up. I got them at rural king and made the mistake of going on a sunday when they were short on help.
     
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  4. FeatherMtnFarms

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    Ya, females head spots will look significantly smaller.
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    Found this online, sorry for the text at the bottom lol..the one on the left is a male, right is a female.
     
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  5. KentuckyJanet

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    thank you!!
     
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  6. FeatherMtnFarms

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    Of course! Glad I could help you:)
     
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  7. Thorn Fulford

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    I also ended up with a br roo from rk. Gainesville location.
     
  8. BlueHenDel

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    Darn. Just bought 2 that were sold as pullets and they both appear to have the larger spot. :(
     
  9. April Barta

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    I don’t think that is 100% accurate. I’d wait to see more of the feathering through the wings to see. If they look mostly white then yes, cockerel. But if they look black/grey then you most likely have a pullet. Here are my girls at that age and now they’re over 17 weeks old and clearly pullets.
     

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