Quick - Need Advice on telling Pullet vs. Roo Barred Rock chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momofthree, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to be going to our feed store this evening to get some barred rock pullets for my mom...only three.........they have them "sexed" as pullets....but is there anything else that i can look for in this baby chicks to maybe be an extra insurance of not getting a roo? she is in the city limits and can't have them........Any advice appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    As baby chicks? I hope like heck they were correctly sexed and keep my fingers crossed. But that's just me.....

    Wait - on BR, the females are DARKER than the males.... the black part of the barring is darker on pullets, and lighter on cockerels.

    That being said, if they're all pullets, then you have no cockerels to compare them to. If one is significantly lighter than the other two, that might be a clue it's a cockerel.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. momofthree

    momofthree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are the baby chicks............
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Pullets- look for a smaller, tighter white spot on the head, not a big or segmented splotch. Also look for the ones with more of a dark "wash" down the fronts of their legs.

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Quote:Good advice!
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