Ok first batch hatched

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chinadollgreen, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    We got 6 chicks out of 12 eggs. Not bad for first timers.
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    this is Little Bug our favorite.
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    Can anyone tell me how to sex Barred Rocks?
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hooray for you. Cutie pies too.[​IMG]
     
  3. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    See the dots on their heads, the big wide ones(mottled pattern are roos and the little dots are hens......or it could be the other way around, I cannot remember.... Someone else expand on this please.... I just know anyway it has to do with the dots on their heads. Not sure which is which. [​IMG] [​IMG] me!
     
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  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    Some things I've read...a small distinct dot = hen and a very large or even 2 overlapping dots = roo. Also, re down color - very black = hen and more silvery/frosty color = roo. Finally, very dark color on front of legs = hen and little or no color on front of legs = roo. [​IMG] TaLani
     
  5. chinadollgreen

    chinadollgreen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I had heard that too but 4 out of 6 have black legs and two of them have large overlapping spots on their heads. lol I guess I will know when they are grown.
     

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