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Just picked up a new batch of chicks from TSC to replace those taken by coyotes. I hope the the wing feather sexing technique works since I don't need roosters. Rhode Island Reds, Welsummers and black sex linked were the choices so we got a couple of each.
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Just picked up a new batch of chicks from TSC to replace those taken by coyotes. I hope the the wing feather sexing technique works since I don't need roosters. Rhode Island Reds, Welsummers and black sex linked were the choices so we got a couple of each.

 

 

​Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! It depends on which wing feather sexing technique you're referring to. Also Black Sexlinks, pullets are solid black while cockerels have white on their head.

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Comparing length of wing tip feathers, longer are supposed to be hens and stubby are roosters. All the same age.
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 cockerel

 

 pullet.

 

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Comparing length of wing tip feathers, longer are supposed to be hens and stubby are roosters. All the same age.

 

 

I've never done it before so I don't know how accurate it is. I use the secondary feathers. Pullet,s secondary feathers stay together while a cockerel's will spread out. I know the birds are older but it still works on young chicks that have wing feathers.

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When the chicks are 6 weeks of age, post photos at  "what breed or gender is this." 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined and all the best with your chicks.

 

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. My experience with the sex links have been acute. But good luck with yours. May they all be girls! smile.png
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