Sexing Different Breeds

By Direchicken · Jan 11, 2012 · Updated Aug 5, 2012 · ·
  1. Direchicken
    The intended purpose of this collection of photos is to help people trying to determine the sex of their chicks. One of the best sources of information I've found is photos of chicks of the same breed at a similar age to those I've been trying to sex, and (obviously) of known gender. However, for most breeds, such photos are scattered throughout the internet, and even finding the relevant photos contained in a single site like BYC can be prohibitively time-consuming. So, my grand idea is to put together a bunch of helpful photos for as many breeds as I can. Progress is fairly slow at the moment, because I am having to find most of the relevant photos myself. However, the idea is that this resource will eventually get to the stage where people can add their own photos, and even create their own categories. In the meantime, if you have photos of chicks of known age and gender that you think might be useful, please let me know. If the breed is already listed below then I'll add your photos to the mix. If it isn't, then I will create a new category for your breed. If you don't have photos but you do have chicks and a camera, take pictures of them and keep tabs on who's who, so that when the gender of your chicks finally becomes apparent you can label the photos appropriately and add them to this collection! Meanwhile, I hope that this collection may be helpful to some of you!

    Best wishes,


    Autosexing breeds
    Cream Legbar

    Other breeds
    Light Sussex


    Hybrids and "mutts"
    Easter Egger

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  1. TeaChick
    I have New Hampshire Reds. They are pretty easy to tell all along. I feather-sexed them; although, the hatchery said they can't be feather-sexed, but I got accurate results. Also, by about two weeks old, the males have more prominent combs and the females have more prominent tail feathers; this continues until the males begin to grow obviously rooster-like tail feathers. By that time, the pullets are rather hen-shaped and have small light colored combs, waddles, etc. and the males have larger redder combs, waddles, etc. as well as having rather roosterly looking tail feathers.
    There are pics of my NHs on my thread "Tea Chick's Chicks".
  2. Smiths
    added a link to pics of my 6 day old RIR and black australorps will work on spliting them up later or someone else thats better at this can if they want so it looks nicer will add more pics every week or so
  3. Smiths
    added my RiR and blackaustralorps page with pics at 6 days old will split it up and tray to make it look better later or someone else can if they want will add more pics every week or so

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