Breeds that are a little easier to sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jdoane, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughters' 4H group will be hatching eggs this spring. They are investigating breeds and are wondering about whether there are other breeds that have little tricks to make educated guesses about gender. We know about the sex links but they were wondering about other things like the Barred Rock that has the little tricks of more distinct head spot and dark leg wash for the females.

    Any thought?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You could always go with cream legbars or rhodebars, which are autosexing breeds. That would make it really easy! Also, you could try welsummers, as the females have thicker 'eyeliner' (dark band around the eye) and a sharper triangle on their heads than the males do.
     
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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  4. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooo! I would love a Welsummer. Then I could keep one!!! Uh Oh. I feel an attack of chicken math coming on. [​IMG]
     

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