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Who's barred rock and who's astralorp?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by charlemagne, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. charlemagne

    charlemagne Out Of The Brooder

    I have 3 chicks and I thought I had it straight who is BR (I should have two) and who is the astralorp. Can you help me straighten this out? (And I wouldn't be opposed to any gender guesses [​IMG] ).


    Dave
    I thought he was my astralorp, but his wings seem to have some barring. Sorry I don't have a better picture of his wing - I was by myself and he wasn't keen on standing still while I held it out.
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    Spaceship
    I thought he was a BR, but his wings are pretty solid black with only a tip of white. (Disregard the white in this first picture - it's a bit of greek yogurt)

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    Bird Person
    He's almost certainly a BR

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    Thanks!!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    BR
    BA
    BR
    in that order as shown by photos
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    See the dots on the head of the first and third birds -- and the lack of dot on the second - that dot is indicative of barring so the two with dots are BR and the one without is a non-barred bird, meaning it is your BA
     
  4. charlemagne

    charlemagne Out Of The Brooder

    Fantastic, many thanks to you both!
     
  5. MonicainAZ

    MonicainAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the others but couldn't help saying I love the names of your birds! So cute :)

    Also I have no experience sexing barred rocks, but it is possible to estimate the gender via the head spot size/shape. From my reading, I'd guess Dave is indeed a Dave, and Bird Person is a Bird Lady. :) but, given my experience level, this guess is probably only slightly more likely to be accurate than plain guessing. :) No way to tell at this age about Spaceship.
     
  6. charlemagne

    charlemagne Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks! We tried to keep the names pretty gender neutral except, alas, Dave. He's my favorite so I'm hoping he's a gentle rooster and does okay with just a few lady birds! And thanks for your other guesses. :) I know the only real way to know is wait and see but I know we all like having an idea of how it's going to sort out.
     

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