Rock Barred chicks- male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lisa920, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. lisa920

    lisa920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 chicks 3 weeks ago that were 2-3 days old, trying to determine what I have. I'm thinking at least one roo maybe two. [​IMG]
     
  2. lhendryx81

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    From what I learned researching them (because I have 2 3 week old br) the males are lighter and females darker.
     
  3. lhendryx81

    lhendryx81 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG] here are my 2 and I think both are males
     
  4. vicki017

    vicki017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 look like female 2 look like males, here's my 5 week old female barred rock

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    Can I see them closer up from a side view? If the feather pattern is distinct stripes and more white than black it'll be a rooster (from what I read) if it's a female the white stripes are thinner and it's more checker than stripes. Also males black feathers are more grayish than pure black
     
  5. lisa920

    lisa920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are two that I think are roos,
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    Hen, I hope? Haven't got the other one alone.
     
  6. lisa920

    lisa920 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. ahodgen

    ahodgen Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are pictures of one of my chicks when I purchased them they said pullet. Is it really male or female?
     
  8. vicki017

    vicki017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going off coloring I see that in the first pic the one in front is rooster and one in back is pullet, the next photo also looks like pullet, you may want to wait until their comb grows more and you see the full pattern that's growing in (probably another 1-2 weeks)
     
  9. vicki017

    vicki017 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it? I'm not seeing the pattern too well so I'm assuming 2 weeks old maybe a little older? It looks too young to tell
     
  10. RDFarms

    RDFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can tell if it is male or female if you get the chick,lay the chick belly side up in the palm of your hand,if the chick does not be still it is a male,if it is still and pulls its feet up towards it's breasts it is a female.
     

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