Need help sexing barred rocks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nick lansford, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2, 5 week old barred rocks. They are pretty dark in color but ones comb is more prominent than the other.. If you know how to sex them comment below and I'll p.m. Ou pictures. Much appreciated!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    I have photos that show the difference between male and female Buckeyes (don't raise Barred Rocks), but which should assist you with the basics, anyway:


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    Females tend to have smaller, paler combs and wattles than males.

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    These are saddle feathers (on the back, before the tail.) Females tend to have rounded, less-glossy feathers than males. Males saddle feathers are more pointy, and shinier.

    Cockerels generally have thicker shanks, bigger redder combs, and are generally larger and heavier than pullets of the same age.

    Hope this helps!

    Laura
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Barred rock sexing tips from an expert:
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    Thanks, Fred!
     
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