Sexing Barred Rocks - Help Please :)

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

  1. Ukukwi

    Ukukwi Hatching

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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

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    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 Hatching

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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 Songster

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    Yep all males, sorry.
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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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 Hatching

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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

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    The Buffs look like pullets to me.
     

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