Sexing Barred Rock Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sasquatch, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Amber, the one laying in the shavings between the two buff chicks was a cockerel (the one that died, right?) The others look like pullets. Those are not large headspots, IMO. The one at the very top of the pic has a slightly larger spot, but still seems like a pullet, at least in that picture.
     
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the info.
     
  3. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cynthia, Thanks so much for the pullet conformation. I do hope they are girls. I want to cross them on my RIR roo when they are of age.
    I will have to try and get some current pic of them up.
     
  4. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one-week old barred rocks already look very different- this thread helped me figure out that one is male and one is female [​IMG] (I'm 99% sure!)

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    That's Harriet at the top, and Norman at the bottom. So glad to have a BR Roo!
     
  5. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this is an old topic, but I'm looking for a little more info.

    I was given some eggs and was told they were all BR's
    the chicks are 9 wks old now and I'm curious.
    I have 2 pure black pullets as well as 4 typical looking BR's.
    The guy I got them off said any with white spots were roo's.
    Glad I keept them now as I have 2 pullets out of the 4 roo's he told me I had.

    Anyway what do you think about the black one's?
    I have no experience with this breed
     
  6. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still not sure of mine- she's 2 1/2 weks old or so, a lot of white on the tummy and chest, distinctive splotch on head, getting cream/white spots on side feathers. Some black on front of feet. Boy or girl? Pics are on my BYC page.
     
  7. KingR0o5t3r

    KingR0o5t3r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] this little one is about a week old, boy or girl?
     
  8. BrittBergh

    BrittBergh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well now Im worried about my one barred rock! She has been the leader of the pack since we got them all! Feet are barely colored, larger dot on the head too...not against a roo at all, I think it would be cool but...kind wanted four hens!

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  9. cherylkanuck

    cherylkanuck New Egg

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    Would you say these are roo's or hens? I'm thinking roo but hope not. I got 3 barred rock and3 buff orp. I would hate for all of my barred rocks to be roo's[​IMG]

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  10. MNickoloff

    MNickoloff Out Of The Brooder

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    What did they turn out to be?
     

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