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Male or female chicks

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How can i know if week old chicks are male or female
Edited by chargerpride - 3/6/14 at 10:40pm
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There really is no way to know at that young age. The only way you could know would be if you had an autosexing breed, like crested cream legbars, or if you had red or black sex links. You could also breed for feather sexing, or you could get chicks that were vent sexed. There are also some breeds that have a correlation between certain color characteristics and sex, i.e. female welsummer chicks tend to have thicker 'eye liner' around their eyes than males, but this is not definite. Outside of these things, there is no way to tell at a week old, they are just too young.

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They are straight run chicks right? I have good luck guessing sex by simply looking at them and leg size. Males have larger legs, upright stance. With a group of straight run to compare them all you'll be pretty accurate.

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Yes they are straight run and thanks
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