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sex of barred rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kelliepulido, Dec 23, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I have some barred chicks some are pure and a few are white cochin/barred rock is there a way to sexx the chicks? Thanks
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    How old? Can you post pics?

    On most barred birds, the barring is different in males and females. Comb and wattle size and color, as well as presence or lack of saddle feathers would indicate sex.
  3. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    My way of telling boys from girls on Barred Rocks has been pretty successful:
    in chicks - the girls have a obvious white spot on the top of their head.
    As youngins' - the boys have muted blk/wht color pattern on their feathers, and the girls are more defined.

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