Sexing Barred Rocks

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

  1. brubend

    brubend Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's my BR named Wheezy (short for Eloise, but we always call her Wheezy). Sure hope she's a "she" as she's everyone's favorite out of the 5 chicks we have. :). Best guess is she's about 6 weeks old (does that look about right?) as we forgot to ask how old the chicks were when we got them. :)
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    So...is she a "she"??
     
  2. BY Chicken Lady

    BY Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wheezy looks just like my Barabara when she was 6 weeks old, nothing like my Barry :)
     
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  3. CGinJCMO

    CGinJCMO Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. BY Chicken Lady

    BY Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, 'She' looks more like my 'He' who is also 12 weeks old, but I am not familiar with the Lavender.
     
  5. Peneliva

    Peneliva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got a 3-4 week old barred rock today. I tried to remember everything! Did I do okay and pick a pullet?
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    same chick in both pictures.
     
  6. radio2

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    6 weeks old pullet or cockerel?

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    BY Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks an awful lot like my cockerel when he was 6 weeks old.
     
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    BY Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So hard to tell this young...but sweet either way!
     
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    BY Chicken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For anyone wanting to compare Barred Rock cockerels at different stages...here are pics of my boy 'Barry' at 3, 6, 9, and 12 weeks.

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    Barry at 3 weeks, if you click on the picture to make it bigger you can see he has quite the defined comb already and it goes further back on his head then his sister. His comb went further back than his eyes, while hers stayed equal to or more forward than her eyes.



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    Here you see Barry eating the watermelon with a bigger and redder comb at 6 weeks (compare to Barbara also in the picture with a small pale comb.)



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    Here is a close up of Barry at 9 weeks. Very obviously a cockerel here.



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    And here is Barry at 12 weeks...All boy!
     
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  10. radio2

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    Thanks chicken lady I was afraid of that
     

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