Sexing a barred rock

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by april19851, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. april19851

    april19851 Just Hatched

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    Male or female [​IMG]
     
  2. kankunkid

    kankunkid Out Of The Brooder

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    How old?
     
  3. april19851

    april19851 Just Hatched

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    We got it yesterday from tractor supply . 1-2 weeks old
     
  4. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Definitely looks like it could be a boy as the comb already looks big and that is a large white spot on it's head and quite a wide white stripe as well... Also looks like it's already standing straight and tall.

    Pic in natural light, side standing shot, with age? Any other birds of same age and breed with it?
     
  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Now I'm noticing that it looks like there isn't much tail feather growth? Should be almost the same as the other birds.

    Slow tail growth has ALWAYS been boys for me so far! Were they straight run?

    Sometimes the girls look a little lighter than we expect and trick us into thinking there is possible boy. SO far, the tail has never lied.
     
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  6. april19851

    april19851 Just Hatched

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    2weeks old[​IMG]
     
  7. april19851

    april19851 Just Hatched

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    I'm not sure what kind of chicken this is . It looks to be 2-3 weeks old . How can you tell the sex and breed?[​IMG]
     
  8. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Second one might be a Welsumer female.

    The barred rock, black stripes still look wider than white, indicating female... may be a little to early to tell.

    I would really love it if you would update me when you find out for sure, as I would like to know if the short tail changed it's story!
     
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  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    As it ages, the female will stay looking black with white stripes... where as the male will look white with black stripes.

    It's nice to have a variety of breeds! [​IMG]
     
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  10. kankunkid

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    Dose anyone know what breed this is and why is the beak curved?[​IMG]
     

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