Sex this barred rock.

gator75

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Got this one this am. Supposed to be all pullets. Pure yellow legs and erect stance makes me think cockerel. Know it's early, but really want three pullets, not two.

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Mylied

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I feel like you can tell with barred rocks. A male's headspot is a more clearer circle and they get straight white barring on their wing feathers soon as they start growing in. Yours looks like a pullet.
 
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I feel like you can tell with barred rocks. A male's headspot is a more clearer circle and they get straight white barring on their wing feathers soon as they start growing in. Yours looks like a pullet.
You're correct; it might not actually be with all BR chicks, but generally you can sex them at a super young age, I believe (though I'm wondering if it works best with one-day olds). :)
Though, if I'm not mistaken, the males have a more 'frosted' colored head spot that is usually larger and more 'scattered' than the female's generally more yellow, smaller, and rounded/more defined head spot. :) Yours does remind me of a cockerel. :p
 

Mylied

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I hope you post another pic in a week when the wing feathers come in more. I could be mistaken on the head spot, but my males definitely got straight stripes on the wings quick.
 

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