Sexing 3 Week Old Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sklr112, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. sklr112

    sklr112 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 10 barred rocks 3 weeks of age. The hens that laid the fertile eggs are purebred barred rocks. The rooster is a barred rock, and what looks to be RIR mix. He has the bars of a barred rock, but some feathers are brownish red. Maybe he has no RIR at all, IDK. Anyways, they had these 10 chicks. 4 of the chicks have the bars that look like a barred rock should. The other 6 are mostly black, no bars. The ones with the bars are developing a comb already, the other 6 aren't. Could it be that the all black ones are pullets, and the ones with the bars are cockerels?

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  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Sounds like you might have accidentally made black sexlinks, with the barred guys already growing combs and the blackish ones not. IF you did, then yeah the mostly black ones are girls [​IMG]
     
  3. sklr112

    sklr112 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:SWEET! I was hoping for more hens then roos! Thank you! [​IMG]
     

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