Got my first chick ever yesterday and used the feather sexing, light sussex chick seemed fairly clearly a female
Wing Sexing Chicks - Page 4
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I realize this is an old post but I found this article on Mother Earth News...hope it helps
It has info on feather sexing towards the end.
Can anyone help me with my little ones? Rescued these babies from a hen that was sitting and died, and it turns out she wasn't even on her own eggs. Out of 7 eggs rescued and put in the incubator we saved 5. With one hatching just 5 days after we put it in, and the rest coming about 12 days later.
Here is the whole gang. You would thing Gogi (the big guy in front) would pick on the little ones but he doesnt at all.
Here are the ones I need help with.
#3- Hudson- my guess would be male on this one he is 2 days older than the other 2
Tadkerson’s Sex Link Thread
Individual breeds cannot be wing sexed. The mother has to have the dominant slow feathering gene and the father has to have the recessive fast feathering gene only. Since this is a sex linked gene the father gives a copy of the recessive fast feathering gene to both male and female offspring but the mother only gives her dominant slow gene to her sons. So the pullets get a fast gene from their father and nothing from their mother and are fast feathering. The boys get one recessive fast and one dominant slow and are slow feathering.
If you think about it, since the offspring are not set up properly genetically feather sexing cannot be a breed thing. The genetics are not set up right in the offspring. One generation and feather-sexing is done.