Alec, I'll Take Sexing Device For $400

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Gatekeeper, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now I got a few folks attention lets see what this post does. My first post "stirred the pot" on trying to get improve pullet ratio during hatches. This one I hope is taken as seriously. *Get ready Ms Prissy* lol

    Some years ago, I purchased an apparatus from a fellow Cajun that claimed it could sex eggs before they hatched.

    I still have it and am thinking about putting to the test. Has anyone ever seen one or used one before.

    The gizmo is suspended from a string and either moves diagonally if its a male or in a circle if its a female.

    Now I hate to think I spent $5 on a subterfuge. In the day that $5 could have bought 5 gallons of gas.


    Gate
     
  2. Ace_king_brahma

    Ace_king_brahma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brought this up in the: Everything else chickn section a few weeks back. We all had a good time laughing about it.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have a sexing device. It's called a QUARTER. You flip it. Call heads or tails. You have a 50/50 chance of being right. Same diff.
     
  4. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] I remember as a kid ( and $5 would buy 16 gal o' gas then ) my mom and my aunts did that silly thing also with the string. They would dangle something(?) from a string over the nekid belly button of a pregnant woman and see iffin it swung across or in a circle. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    I heard about the same thing for determining baby sexes as well, but read it in my history book in highschool under the Ripley's Believe it or Not section!!!
     
  6. coopist

    coopist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ROFL!

    And so very true.
     
  7. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some people say to only use a crystal on a silk thread, but I've heard others say a needle on cotton string will do the same thing. [​IMG]

    And that if the crystal/needle swings back and forth, it's one sex. If it swings around in a circular motion, then it's the other...but I can't remember which is which. [​IMG]
     
  8. JimnJanet

    JimnJanet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sheeeewwww we must o' been dirt po folk. [​IMG]
    I recall the gals in my family usin a bobbie pin on a shoe lace [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heck, we couldn't afford bobbie pins OR shoe laces. We didn't have shoes. We used a stick on a vine!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. OzarkCountryGirl

    OzarkCountryGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] ROFLOL!
     

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