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How accurate is feather sexing?

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I have 3 chicks from pandapaws23 chicks she hatched out as part of the new years hatch along. The 3 tan eggs were gonna be mine from the beginning,the other 9 chocolate colored eggs are her babies. So when they hatched,she told me about feather sexing. I looked around and got some info on it. Females are supposedly to feather sooner than males. Certain breeds are easier to sex than others,mine are buff orp light brahma mixes.The pattern of their feathers on their wings are supposes to distinguish their sex. Now we both figure I have 1 girl and 2 boys. What do you think? Have you feather sexed and it was wrong? What do you think based on pics. I'm really hoping my girl Evie is indeed a girl! I've been spoiling her like crazy since hatched! I don't know what i's do if she were a he!!!
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Most hatcheries feather sex, and unless you're an expert, it is usually inaccurate. It's best to sex chickens when they reach about 1-2 months, when start to mature.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I can usually feather sex some breeds like buff Orpingtons and my bantam cochins, but I can tell by how more slowly the roosters feather out compared to the hens, some roosters will be almost bald except for wing feathers at 8 weeks.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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