Male or Female Barred Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunnyseagrl, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. sunnyseagrl

    sunnyseagrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all!

    We're crossing our fingers this is a female, and it may be too early to tell (she's 11 days old), but here's some pictures:
    A close up of her face:
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    I know this one is blurry but I was showing her feet:

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    A pic of her coloring/barring:

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    Another pic of her coloring/barring:

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    Let me know what you think!!
     
  2. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Female.

    Based on the dark leg clor and darker body coloring and the solid dot on the head.
     
  3. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too young to tell, but now, i would guess female, but you have to wait for alot of the feathers come in.
     
  4. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    Purebred barred rocks are sex linked from birth.

    Dark legs generally means female, lighter legs male. Solid head spot generally female, splotchy head spot generally male.

    However, sometimes it doesn't apply.
     
  5. sunnyseagrl

    sunnyseagrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all!!

    I didn't know how to tell the difference between the two, so this was very helpful =D I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that she turns out to be a pullet!
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i say cockerel right now but time will tell
     
  7. sunnyseagrl

    sunnyseagrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Just out of curiosity, since I'm new...what makes you say cockerel?
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    those legs are not as dark as i have seen on any pullet chick they are fairly light with almost no dark wash down the front of the legs that i can see from these pics
     
  9. jojothechicken

    jojothechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd also say female, you have a hen. She's small and my barred rock chicks (hens) also look like that. [​IMG]
     
  10. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Pullet, I have two and one had much more dark washing on legs than the other. One was about same amount as yours. Of course at 14 weeks you will be more certain. If male it will be more white than black and have good sized comb and wattles. Female will have more darker barring and just start developing little comb and wattles and they will still be pink.
     

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