At what age are various breeds sexable?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dheltzel, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am interested in compiling a list of chicken breeds and the approximate age when they can be sexed (and how to sex them, if unique to the breed).

    I can get the list started and if you'd like to contribute your experience, please do.


    Breed Approx age Method
    (weeks)
    Red Sexlinks 0 pullets are red, cockerels are yellow
    Black Sexlinks 0 cockerels have white spot on their head that pullet lack
    Rhodebars 0 cockerels have white spot on their head, pullets are "wild type" with broad stripe down the back
    Legbars 0 cockerels have white spot on their head, pullets are "wild type" with broad stripe down the back
    Bielefelders 0 cockerels have white spot on their head, pullets are "wild type" with broad stripe down the back
    Welsummers 0 pullets have sharper V on head and more distinct dark line through eye
    Barred Hollands 2 cockerels have twice as much white on their feathers (look for lighter colored birds)
    Marans 4 cockerels have noticably larger comb
     
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  3. cressrb

    cressrb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting. I can't contribute because of my lack of knowledge, but I will be very interested in reading that list when you have completed. Thx.
     
  4. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a great idea! I was looking for something like this when we got our chicks on Saturday.
     

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