Auto-Sexing Breeds Help

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenchick12, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. chickenchick12

    chickenchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy, everyone! I am trying to get together a list of auto-sexing chicken breeds that are APA registered. I am hoping to use the list to find a breed that is easy to find, good for show, and that I can be certain the gender of. I know that coloring can determine gender and so can feather development. It is great to be sure that I won't have to change any of the "girls" names in a few months!
    Thanks for the help!

    ~chickenchick
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    I think the only auto-sexing breed recognized by the APA is Welsummer. Hatchery Welsummers aren't usually auto-sexing though. To maintain the auto-sexing characteristics, breeding must be done in a very selective, careful manner, and hatcheries just don't bother.
    For truly auto-sexing birds, you'll need to do some research into finding good breeders.
     

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