Show me your 5 to 6 week barred rock chicks (other breeds too) please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shellyb, May 9, 2009.

  1. Shellyb

    Shellyb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2009
    Hello, I am going to a farm where she has 5 week old chicks that she bought as an assortment. She claims that there should be barred rocks in the mix but doesn't know how to tell them apart. I'm hoping you great bunch of people will be able to educate me and show me which one to go for so I'll be able to get the barred rock I want. I'd also like Easter Eggers, Buff Orpingtons, Wyndcotte (sp), leghorns too if anyone has pics of them too at 5 weeks old. Thanks alot.
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I can get pics up tomorrow, but barred rocks at 5-6 weeks are easy to tell what they are. The white bars have come out by then. You should be to tell in a heartbeat.
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Both of these are pullets, but try not to get one that is silvery- light colored because those will be the boys
    Four weeks old:

    Five weeks old:

    Six weeks:

  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

    Mar 29, 2009
    So pick the darkest chicks you can when choosing a barred rock? I am going to pick o eup when they get in on the 19th...Really do not want ANOTHER roo![​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by