Sexing day old BR chicks??? help? *PICS*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ticks, May 1, 2009.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I got 3 BR chicks today, I immediatley noticed the two females, with the solid white dot on their heads. On of the chicks has no dot at all. MAYBE a very samll fleck.
    Rooster?
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Perhaps it is a Black Sex-Link?
     
  3. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
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  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I always heard that the smaller more circler dot on the head was one of the signs of a girl and that the larger ,off color and or less circular were signs of a boy , that with the leg color is a good way to get a good guess but only time can tell
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you have one with absolutely NO spot on the head, it is not a BR. Could be a black sexlink pullet. In BRs, both sexes have a headspot. Look at this article with pictures on sexing Dominiques--same exact rules apply to BRs. I can't really see well in your pics.
    http://www.dominiquechicken.com/Sexing_Dominique_chicks.htm

    Pullets...small or more defined headspot, dark leg fronts, very black down

    Cockerels...larger, fuzzier, headspot sometimes with a band of frosting across the back of the head, little or no black on the leg fronts, silvery-grayish down.
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Cyn, the link did not work.

    the birds I got were supposed to be all pullets, (that's what the ordered.)
    Here are some more pics.

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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Dang! They must have just removed that webpage, sorry! The first two headspots really look like males to me, but check the legs on both of those...is there a dark wash down the fronts of the legs? If so, they are probably just girls with big headspots. My Lexie had a cockerel-like spot on her head and light color, but she's over three years old now and was just being sneaky, LOL


    Here is a definite cockerel:
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    This is a pullet:

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    Does yours with no headspot really not have any spot at all?
     
  8. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    the 2 with spots on their head look like the cockerel I hatched earlier this spring...
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    I ordered pullets, thats all they ordered. I had a friend ordera rooster from them last year and it turned out to be a pullet.
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Cyn, all three have black on the front of their legs.
     

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