Sexing Barred Rocks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by soukilee93, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. soukilee93

    soukilee93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite girl there. She looks pretty!!
     
  2. mark9199

    mark9199 Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you! I thought so but wasn't sure. How do you know for sure?
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    A pullet, but isn't showing true Barred Rock features. Her barring isn't really barring, but cuckoo type. She has an almost solid black wing tip. Her legs also look more white, not yellow, but that may be the camera. In any case, the yellow isn't strong.

    Her body shape isn't particularly Rock like either. Is it possible she could be considered Cuckoo Marans or perhaps this is all just her breeding. Where did you get her?
     
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  4. soukilee93

    soukilee93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pullets/hens have the darker coloring. She has the wider black to her, whereas the males will have a wider white. That and the size of the comb and wattle definitely are smaller and would be more suited to a pullet. I currently have a Barred Rock/Lavender Orpington cross who has me all confused. Pretty sure it is a she but the comb and wattles are huge and the legs are too. But the feathering, wider dark barring (but it is a grey instead because of the Lavender Orp mix) and rounded feathering.
     
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  5. TREX

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    What an interesting mix! Do you have any picks of her?
     
  6. BY Chicken Lady

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    Looks like a girl to me.
     
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  7. soukilee93

    soukilee93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure do, here you go!

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    She is 12 weeks as of yesterday.
     
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  8. Tiddbit74

    Tiddbit74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading through this thread and now I am questioning the sex of my 3 week old barred rocks. I took some pictures, but of course they don't want to sit still.

    #1 This one I think is a roo: Mr. Stripey

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    #2 A pullet I hope: no name yet
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    #3 Another pullet I hope: Lovey Dovey
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    #4 Pullet: no name yet
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    #5 Hoping a pullet: no name yet
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    #6 Another pullet: no name yet
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    I got them from My Pet Chicken. I purchased all females, but I don't think that what I got.

    Sorry the pictures are not great.
     
  9. soukilee93

    soukilee93 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The pics are good enough. I agree with you though, Mr. Stripey is definitely a roo and the others look to be pullets. I tell you, you did good to get 5 though. My luck with batches of 6 has not been the best. I usually end up with 4 roosters in the mix. :-( That is why I no longer do 6. I am very much an even number person, I like things in even numbers. I know, strange, right?! But I am now doing things in odds most of the time unless I am sticking a big batch of eggs in the incubator.
     
  10. mark9199

    mark9199 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for the information! Always good to learn something new.

    I got her at a local hen farm but I think they brought her in from another farm that does the breeding. Interesting information, though. I'll check the leg coloring but I don't recall ever seeing much yellow on her legs. I think the picture is pretty close to the real coloring. Thanks for taking the time to share that. I appreciate any information I can get.
     

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