A question of feather-sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GammaPoppyLilyFlutter, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    I have a clutch of eggs due tomorrow, but I'm not sure which ones can be feather-sexed. I researched a bit and came up with these results:

    Delaware- can be feather-sexed
    Barred Rock- cannot be feather-sexed
    White Leghorn- can be feather-sexed
    Rhode Island Red- can be feather-sexed
    Buff Orpington- cannot be feather-sexed

    Are these correct?


    Sorry if this is in the wrong place but I didn't know where to ask.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I thought leghorns could be feather sexed; seems like I read commercials are using it now for them. Barred Rock can be color sexed at hatching; don't know about feather sexing, but they are easy enough to do by color. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=331015

    Believe
    this would have been better in, What breed or gender is this?
     
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  3. GammaPoppyLilyFlutter

    GammaPoppyLilyFlutter Love Comes with Feathers

    Jun 26, 2010
    California
    Thanks!
     
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  5. Lofty Dreams

    Lofty Dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its not on the list but adult polish roosters hackles are pointer at the tip the hens are rounder
     

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