New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Feather sexting ?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Just found out about sexting by feathers.
I hatched three chicks, two yesterday one today. The one from today isn't old enough/ dry enough
But here are the others. So far one pullet one cockerel, see if yall agree or have input. I know it isn't 100% and I will find out as weeks go on



post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 
Nobody?
post #3 of 9

Feather sexing only works for certain hybrids and strains bred for the trait. You will know sex in another 4-5 weeks.

post #4 of 9

What the above poster said, for feather sexing to be accurate you need a fast feathering male crossed with a slow feathering female. I tried to feather sex newborn chicks before I knew that and ended up with 3 females and a male. 

post #5 of 9

The title had me laughing thinking of baby chicks running around with cell phones taking lude photos of one another. It's sexing, and I agree wih the others. It really only works with certain breeds.

post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheRambler View Post
 

The title had me laughing thinking of baby chicks running around with cell phones taking lude photos of one another. It's sexing, and I agree wih the others. It really only works with certain breeds.

:gigMe too! 

post #7 of 9

:lau  Love it!  Mary

post #8 of 9
Is it true at a week or two old. Chuck with tail feathers are female
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by thick chick View Post

Is it true at a week or two old. Chuck with tail feathers are female


It is a generalization that can be used as one clue to use in early assessment, but it is not a hard/fast characteristic that you should use to make a definitive sexing based decision -- it is one piece of the puzzle that can be used to start early sorting into the "maybe male/maybe female" groupings

Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
Reply
Where are we going, and why are we in this hand basket?
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Raising Baby Chicks