sexing BR's

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by critterluv, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. critterluv

    critterluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can BR's be sexed at hatching,ifso how?
    I've heard different way's,but wanted to ask here.
    Thanks
     
  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they start to get their barring, the hens are darker than the roos.
     
  3. kswaterfowl

    kswaterfowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred rocks can be sexed at hatch the males have more white on them and they also have bigger white spots on the tops of their heads. Most of the hens have minimal white and tiny spots if not pure black.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

  5. critterluv

    critterluv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Everyone.
    Out of 14,looks like 4 are pullet's....Oh well.....
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just remember that there are about 10% that will fool you. I have one of those BR hens that everyone thought was a cockerel for months.
     

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