what gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hchorselover, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. hchorselover

    hchorselover Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    Yesterday we got two barred rock chicks, one rooster and one hen. or at least we were supposed to... one of the chickens (the one thats supposed to be the hen) is golden and black insted of black and white so we found out she was a partridge rock chicken, but the reason i was questioning if she was a hen is because the worker told us they could tell from the spot on their head what they were and i don't t know if that was true for partridge rock chickens also? (i can post pictures if necessary) [​IMG]
  2. tberryer

    tberryer In the Brooder

    Aug 31, 2009
    Lake Orion, Michigan
    I know the barred rocks have head spots, but I didn't know about the partridge. Males tend to have a larger, irregular shaped white spot on the head. Females, a smaller, more concentric spot. I've found this to be difficult to analyze so have waited for feather development by looking at the bars. Pictures would be so much better. How lucky of you to have a partridge rock. I saw one at the county fair and it was a beauty.

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