Add a "sexing" chickens page

Discussion in 'BYC Website & Forum Feedback & Announcements' started by CountryRoosterUSA, May 25, 2011.

  1. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would like to suggest a new page on sexing chicks, maybe in the Learning Center. Sexing by color, comb size, things like that to give newbies as well as long time chicken owners a possible way to tell the boys from the girls. Or at least get an idea. Such as,

    Red Sex-link chicks -- Males hatch out white, females hatch out buff or red.

    Cuckoo maran chicks -- Males are lighter in color, {gray}. Females are dark in color{black} with yellow patch on the back of the head.

    Chick feathers -- Check 2 rows of feathers, if the same length, it is a male. If different lengths its female.

    I know there are probably alot more ways and ideas that people have, this is just a few as an example.
    This might not be exactly tried and true, but it would give someone at least an idea.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2011
  2. tuckertori

    tuckertori Out Of The Brooder

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    I like this idea. I was a doubter one could tell with much success on day 1 or 2. I am a first time "mom" with Americaunas and Barred Rocks. One of the BR grew much faster and its tail feathers grew longer and in a more upright fashion and I was afraid it was a rooster. I finally found a page somewhere on here that helped me feel better...that they are females. But now I can't find it again. I think a section on this would be valuable.
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    Or just a sticky in the "What Breed or Gender is This?" section?
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds sexy [​IMG]

    I think "what breed or gender is this" is good. They go together well.
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    I agree. I have tried my hand at vent sexing and have been pretty accurate, but I'd like a more sure-fire way. I would be voulenteering to help with something if needed.
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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