Sexing my Barred Rock chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crafty-Duck, May 27, 2012.

  1. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Songster

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    Can anyone tell by my pics if this is a hen or Roo ? It is about 5 days old right now and is a Barred Rock.Thanks!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. sheena85

    sheena85 Chirping

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    i have some barred rocks and the pullet's will have a gray wash down the front of there legs so to me it looks like you have pullet's (hens)
     
  3. texas75563

    texas75563 Songster

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    I would go with pullet too.
     
  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Songster

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    I hope so!!!!![​IMG] The pictures are of the same chick.This one was hatched not layed[​IMG] by my Muscovy duck so I would love to be able to keep it but if it is a rooster I will have to rehome it.
     
  5. TomWellings

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    Ive been raising baby chicks for close to 40 years now, and have gotten quite good at sexing them earlie on. i will say im 98% sure that you have a rooster, sorry for the bad news. :(
     
  6. sheena85

    sheena85 Chirping

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    usually female BRs have a very dark 'wash' on the front
    of their legs that stops at the toes.
     
  7. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Songster

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    Don't mind the post from Tom Wellings that was a joke from one of my family members[​IMG]He was just messing with me[​IMG]
     
  8. Crafty-Duck

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    This is the chick the day after hatching if it helps any ????[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. StormyMoon

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    I say pullets
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Dark wash down the legs doesn't always signify pullet, but it does for the most part. The head dot does not always work.

    I'm going to say pullet..
     

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