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RI red/ isa brown

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Is it possible to determine sex of chicks at hatch if they are a cross between RI red and isa brown hen?
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No, if you cross an ISA Brown and a Rhode Island Red together, the chicks will not be sex-linked. The only way to sex them would be through vent sexing.

Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

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Owner of about 20 chickens and 12 exhibition rabbits

Always happy to answer questions! You can ask me about diseases, raising chicks, feeding, and breeds!

 

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What is vent sexing? I'm new! Lol
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Originally Posted by Wyandottes7 View Post
 

No, if you cross an ISA Brown and a Rhode Island Red together, the chicks will not be sex-linked. The only way to sex them would be through vent sexing.

 

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Originally Posted by kevjon87 View Post

What is vent sexing? I'm new! Lol

X2 on Wyandottes7's post. Vent sexing is a method used by chicken sexers to sex newly hatched chicks in which they open up the chick's anal vent (called a cloaca) slightly, allowing the sexer to see if the chick has a small "bump", which would indicate that the chick is a male.

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