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Wing sexing

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Does anyone wing sex their chicks? I have 2 chicks that are 3 days old. They are from a buff Orpington hen and a blue Orpington Roo.
Edited by Orpington Mamma - 6/2/16 at 7:24pm
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I've always been told wing sexing has to be done day 1 - before any growth.  That being said, I've never really bothered since I keep straight run chicks until at least week 10 regardless so I can pick-and-choose for breeding programs so I can get an idea of form and feathering.

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post #3 of 8

Wing sexing only works if they are bred to be wing sexed - a fast feathering breed has to be crossed with a slow feathering breed.  You will have to wait until the chicks are 6-8 weeks then they will start to show signs of being a cockerel or not.

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K thanks
post #5 of 8

x2 what has already been said. If you post picture of them at 6 weeks though I'm sure someone will be able to help sex them!

post #6 of 8
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can anyone tell me if these 6 week old chicks are cockerels
Edited by Orpington Mamma - 6/3/16 at 5:47pm
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can anyone tell me if these 6 week old chicks are cockerels

#2 is a cockerel and I'm not sure on #1 but I think it is also a cockerel.

post #8 of 8
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Thanks for your help. I'm questioning #1 myself
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