Sexing newly hatched/day old mixes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Are there any identifying features of sex in mixed chicks where the roo is a barred rock? Hens are RIR, Araucana, BR, black sex link and red sex link.

    So far the two that hatched look the same except for their beak colors and little combs. One had an Araucana mom (barely any little comb) and not sure about the other (definite comb). Otherwise their colors are the same (black with white bellies and a little white spot on the head).

    I think there's a way to identify the BR/BR chicks but I can't remember what I read.
  2. purplepoen

    purplepoen Songster

    Jul 12, 2008
    There is no way to tell with barred rocks and RIR's. But obviously you can with sex links, that's why they're call sex linked.

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