breeds for pin feather sexing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dunedin, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. dunedin

    dunedin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I'm wondering what people's experience with pin feather sexing has been like and with what breeds? I'm especially curious if it can be done with RIR, Ancona, Wyandottes, light Sussex, Australorp, and Orpingtons.
     
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    dunedin Out Of The Brooder

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    Nobody???,
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are you referring to feather sexing day old chicks by the rate of growth on the wing feathers? Take a look at this post, I think feather sexing is down toward the bottom. My understanding is most pure breeds can't be feather sexed, it has to be crosses. Or, hatcheries have the resources to breed strains with the correct genetics, rapid or slow feathering, into some breeds, but that's not available to the backyard breeder.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     

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