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I know this may have been asked several times on here but I'm curious.


So I just finished up a hatch and wanted to know if the temperature determins the sex of the chick ?
I also want to know if wing sexing is accurate ? I have 4 Lavender Oprhingtons. They are 3 days old now and if wing sexing is accurate I think I have 4 pullets.

For the 1st 18 days the incubator
Was set at 99.5 but stayed at about 100 forward most of the incubation.

Can someone way in on both topics. It would be most appreciated. Thank you Bradley.
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I know this may have been asked several times on here but I'm curious.


So I just finished up a hatch and wanted to know if the temperature determins the sex of the chick ?
I also want to know if wing sexing is accurate ? I have 4 Lavender Oprhingtons. They are 3 days old now and if wing sexing is accurate I think I have 4 pullets.

For the 1st 18 days the incubator
Was set at 99.5 but stayed at about 100 forward most of the incubation.

Can someone way in on both topics. It would be most appreciated. Thank you Bradley.

The theory behind the temp is that males will survive better at one temp and females will survive better at another. (Don't ask me what the temps are.) It doesn't determine the sex but supposedly what sex survives.

 

Feather sexing only works if you have a fast feathering parent crossed with a slow feathering parent. And if I remember has to be done at a day old??

 

My hatches all run a little warm around 100-100.7 and I have a mix of both. Last hatch was 100% so both boys and girls survived. Seems like I had more girls in that hatch.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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It's seems anytime I incubate myself I always get females last batch I did I had 2 chicks both that hatched were pullets. The temp was a little high around 100. I'm not going off wing sexing until they get older to really determine what sex they are. But I'll actually be upset if I get all pullets. I would like at least one roo. Maybe I'm just reading into this to much.
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