Sexing barred Rocks based on leg color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stone_family3, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two that have black on the legs and one that has all yellow legs. They were sold as straight run.
     
  2. GentlyLiving

    GentlyLiving Out Of The Brooder

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    I am totally new to this, but have been reading a lot. From what I gather barred rock pullets are usually much darker than the fellas. Not sure about leg color, but I am interested to hear from those who know better!
     
  3. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post some pics and we can give you some feedback.
    The norm is for the females to have a darker wash on the front of legs compared to the males.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Generally speaking, baby female BRs tend to have a dark wash down the front of their legs. They also have darker fuzz all over, and tend to have an either very small and tight spot on their head or no spot at all.

    Males tend to have lighter legs, lighter overall fuzz, and have a large uneven white blotch on their heads.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, I'll pull them out and put some pics up in the next hour.
     
  7. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick 1 yellow legs with dark wash on the leg
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    Chick 2 pure yellow legs

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    Chick 3 yellow legs with dark wash on them.
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  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they all look like cockerels all the ones i have seen with little wash to no wash were cockerels
     
  9. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn looks like they'll be getting new homes :(
     
  10. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're a bit older, I'm thinking the first one is a girl (small head spot, dark legs) the other bird has an identical twin (minus leg color). Still think they are roos?

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