New chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Newchics, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can you tell a barred rock female from male? A new chic 4 weeks old has some large n long tail feathers and we were told its suppose to be a hen. Thanks in advance for advice
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that barred can be a sex linked color. (I think it's the head marking in young chicks one's a giant white head and ones not) I think it'd be too early to tell what sex they are now but keep an eye on those long tail feathers as they can possibly be sickle feathers which is something that indicates cockerel
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Way too soon to tell...please post closeup head shots and side view shots at about 8-12 weeks minimum....
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  5. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the little baby right now.

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