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New♡ Trying to sight sex 3 day old Barred rock chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by lacianae21, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. lacianae21

    lacianae21 New Egg

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    Hello :)
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    I've looked at many pictures and I am having the hardest time figuring it out! Maybe someone on here can help me?! Please let me know what you guys think, it'll be greatly appreciated♡
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I wish I could help you, but I cannot tell the male and female Barred Rock chicks apart by sight with any degree of accuracy when they are that young. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in sexing your BRs.
     
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  3. chad e

    chad e Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Here is a pic of 5 day old female Barred Rock chicks...

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    Notice the wing feathers. If you have any that do not have as much primary wing development, it is possible they are males. (click on this pic to enlarge it)

    Good luck with your BR's. Fun birds to keep! Welcome to our flock!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've no experience with them but, was sure I had read on BYC somewhere that males have a spot on top of their heads. Also as they develop females with have dark black barring, while males will be lighter, more grayish. Wish we could just point a magic wand at them and see what it registers.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    In Barred Rocks, both male and female chicks have the white spot on top of their heads. It's the Black Sex Links (RIR roo X BR hen) that female chicks do not have the white spot on top of their heads. Male BSL chicks look like Barred Rock (both male and female) chicks.
     
  8. lacianae21

    lacianae21 New Egg

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    Thank you :)
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Two Crows.
     

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