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Auto-Sexing Breeds Help

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Howdy, everyone! I am trying to get together a list of auto-sexing chicken breeds that are APA registered. I am hoping to use the list to find a breed that is easy to find, good for show, and that I can be certain the gender of. I know that coloring can determine gender and so can feather development. It is great to be sure that I won't have to change any of the "girls" names in a few months!

Thanks for the help!

 

~chickenchick

~I am a true chickeny chick through and through

~I am a seasoned Idaho cowgirl

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~I am a true chickeny chick through and through

~I am a seasoned Idaho cowgirl

~I am a sensational dancer

~I am a pretty young gal

~I am a growing teen

~I am me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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I think the only auto-sexing breed recognized by the APA is Welsummer. Hatchery Welsummers aren't usually auto-sexing though. To maintain the auto-sexing characteristics, breeding must be done in a very selective, careful manner, and hatcheries just don't bother.

For truly auto-sexing birds, you'll need to do some research into finding good breeders.

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