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Wing sexing Easter egger/BPR mixes

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I had 8 out of 11 eggs hatch with our first round with a broody hen. 6 eggs were from my Easter egger hens under my BPR rooster. The other 2 are either BPR or jersey giant BPR crosses. Wondering if I can use the feather sexing technique to sex the babies. Based on this it seems like I have half and half, maybe 5 to 3... Female to male.
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Go to the Sex linked information thread.  There's a feather sexing chart.  You'll probably read that feather sexing is not possible with EE.  But, if you look at the wing primaries (immediately after hatch), and see a staggered feather pattern, that MIGHT indicate female, and if the primaries are all the same length, that might indicate male.  

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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