Sexing Barred Rock “chicks”

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Coopsmom, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    1B515C3F-9C9F-476F-B7F6-C0D346EC6284.jpeg Ok so these guys aren’t exactly chicks anymore, but they are only a couple months old believe it or not! I can’t believe how fast they grew!

    I have 3 Barred Rock “kids” and to me they all look alike. I’m worried I have 3 roos...

    Got a quick pic of 2 of the 3 just now - thoughts? I’ll try and get them all separately when they are outside later today.
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    How old exactly? They do look like roosters.
     
  3. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Crowing

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    Cockerels. Huge feet and lighter barring.
     
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  4. Stockpilejoy

    Stockpilejoy Songster

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    Just watched this video yesterday and thought it was educational. It appears the two pictured may very well be Cockerels.
     
  5. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    They do appear to be cockerels. :hmm
     
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  6. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    easy to sex them as chicks, the males have a white dot on their head females don't. Looks like a Pullet and cockerel in that picture, notice how the front one looks like it's got more white also legs appear thicker
     
  7. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    60928108-87A3-4315-8478-5023860D756F.jpeg 79BF9B48-B0B8-40DE-966F-4FE6AF55029B.jpeg I managed to sell the most “roostery” looking one today but I’m guessing the other two are Roos as well. These are the best pics I could get.
     
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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Great Horny Toads

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    Roosters
     
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  9. Coopsmom

    Coopsmom In the Brooder

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    Should have sold them too!
     
  10. KDOGG331

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    That only applies to sex link birds which Barred Rocks aren’t. Both sexes have dots on the head. There are some that say you can tell by the shape of the dot but that’s not 100%. But they both have dots.

    I do agree though that it looks like one puppet and one cockerel.
     
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