New to chicks...barred rock male or females.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommiezoo, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. mommiezoo

    mommiezoo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks I'm hoping are female. If not I will have to rehome the males. I live in an HOA and we can't have roosters. These babies are roughly 3-5 days old. Bought from a feed store. [​IMG]
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    At 3 to 5 days old it's really too early to be able to accurately 100% sex them. With barred rocks you can take an educated guess based on their head spots and the wash down their legs. Females have a more compact head spot and a darker wash down the legs, while males have a more scattered head spot and less wash.

    As they get older, there will be a clear visual difference between males and females. Since females are single barred and males are double barred, males will appear much lighter in color than females.
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes much too early. Pyxis has given you good information
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The bird on the left is the most likely cockerel suspect, but it's really not screaming male to me. Can you get a pic of that bird's legs from the front? If it's got dark color down the legs, it should be female. The middle and right birds look female from the head spot.
     
  6. mommiezoo

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    Here are the feet and a side view [​IMG]
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nice pics, thank you!

    I'm thinking female. It would be great if you'd post again around 6ish weeks so we can see how things turn out [​IMG]
     
  8. mommiezoo

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    I'll be updating with new pics in a few weeks [​IMG] Thanks for the estimate
     
  9. mommiezoo

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    My girls are now 7 weeks old! Here's a few updated pics! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    It looks like you have pretty pullets :).
     

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