Telling a Barred Rock chick form a Sex-link chick?????Please Help????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ILOVEFRIZZLES, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    I got some egg they were Barred Rock and Black Sex-link they came altogether. Now that the chicks are born how do I tell them apart. They all come out black with yellow on there bottoms some have white on there heads and on there necks. I know that you can tell Sex-link sex by look at there heads, but I need to now with are Sex-links. Please Help
     
  2. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    my black sex links have black legs if that means anything? '
    sandy
     
  3. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    Thanks my chicks have yellow legs so they might be Barred Rocks
     
  4. sandyj

    sandyj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend has a barred rock. He does have huge yellow legs.

    sandyj
     
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Did you get sex-link girls or boys? Black sex-link girls do not have a spot on their heads (boys do, so that's how they are separated at hatch).
     
  6. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
    I hatched them, they came in a carton altogether some Sex-link some Barred Rocks. Do you now how to tell them apart.
     
  7. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
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    I think the key is the legs. Rocks have yellow legs, the sex links would be grey/black, I believe.
    Can't lose either way! Enjoy your time here at BYC!
    Best!

    ( you could post some pictures, that might help!)
     
  8. ILOVEFRIZZLES

    ILOVEFRIZZLES Red Roof Hens

    Feb 2, 2009
    Hamilton Ga
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  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    That's not a Barred Rock...it looks like a Dominique cross to me...

    Edited to explain: The non sex-linked ones look like Dominiques.
     
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2009
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are not BRs because they have a rose comb. The one with brown in the face could be a sexlink, but the ones with the spots on their heads are cockerels, IMO.
     

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