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Newbie with straight run Barred Rock chicks (6)...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheresaMae, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. TheresaMae

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    Hoping I can get a census of what some more experienced people think about these chicks. They were bought at a local feed store as straight run. I picked them hoping for pullets. Let's see what you think... Any info/thoughts will help.
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  2. chickenraiser22

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    They look good to me![​IMG]
     
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  3. TheresaMae

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    Thank you. At what point will I be able to tell for certain. At how many weeks?
     
  4. chickenraiser22

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    Around 10 weeks.
     
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  5. chickenraiser22

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    The hens tail feathers are usually rounded at the end, the rosters are sharp and pointy.
     
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  6. TheresaMae

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    I was trying to pick based on the head spot and foot/leg coloring
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    You can usually see the difference in barring by about 4 to 6 weeks with purebred Barred Rocks.
     
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  8. TheresaMae

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    How is the barring different? I thought the Roos were a bit lighter than the hens?
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Males have two copies of the barring gene. Females can only have one copy. This means that males have twice as much white as females. Males have wider bars of white, and more narrow black bars.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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