These Dominiques are hard to sex! Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MA Mama, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. MA Mama

    MA Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen that website that explains in detail about how to sex Dominiques, but these guys are challenging me. Any thoughts? Thanks chicken friends!!
    Top left - light feet
    Top right - some splotches of darkness on feet, but not alot
    Bottom left - light feet
    Middle - dark feet
    Bottom right - Shaded feet? hard to tell! they are overall darker than the light ones, but not splotchy, just sort of more grey overall

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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've read that that method works better in some lines than others.

    One thing, you talk about dark feet, but what I'm familiar with is more a dark "wash" on the fronts of the females' legs. They kind of look like they were painted with watercolor black. That's what I primarily used with mine, and what I taught my feed store guy.

    This is the source I use, in case it's any different: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/331015/what-sex-is-my-barred-rock
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't sex them on leg coloring, but on body coloring. Bottom left is a cockerel. Top left is iffy, but I'm leaning towards pullet. The rest are pullets.
     
  4. MA Mama

    MA Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! Happy: I am so surprised because i thought that their spots were too irregular to be female. INTERESTING!
     

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