Sexing Barred Rocks - Help Please :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ukukwi, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Ukukwi

    Ukukwi New Egg

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    I have 3 Barred Rocks about 6-1/2 weeks old (hatched Dec 26th, 2008) and I could use a little help determining the sex of them. I have read about feather color, leg color, comb and wattle color, but based on all of that I think I have 3 calves... [​IMG]

    Any help you could offer based on the pictures here would be much appreciated.


    Rock #1
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    Rock #2
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    Rock #3
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    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Sorry, all look like roos to me.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If they are really less than 7 weeks old, they are all cockerels. The pic below is of two of my hens, but at 12 weeks old--you can see they still dont have combs as large as your chicks. And they are much darker.

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  4. Ukukwi

    Ukukwi New Egg

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    Wow, that's a significant size difference.

    I have to say I am truly bummed, though. We aren't allowed to have roosters in our city.

    Now I guess we just have to figure out what to do with them.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sorry...all look like cockerels to me too.
     
  6. [​IMG] Those are Roo's hun. Sorry.
     
  7. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep all males, sorry.
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Just for comparison, this is a BR hen around 6-7 weeks:
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    Big difference huh?
     
  9. Ukukwi

    Ukukwi New Egg

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    OK, now you have us worried. We also have 3 Buff Orpingtons. Would you mind taking a look at them?

    They were hatched around December 15th, 2008.

    Buff #1
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    Buff #1 (Picture #2)
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    Buff #2
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    Buff #3
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    Thanks, again, for your help.
     
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  10. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    The Buffs look like pullets to me.
     

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