Can you day old Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ScottM, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. 1 silkie 2

    1 silkie 2 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 3, 2012
    I think so most of the chicks i had did but I think any breed of chick has it
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Large hatcheries breed chicks to be able to feather sex them at a very young age. Most non-hatchery birds do not have this trait. However ameraucanas can be sexed fairly early by their combs. The little cockerel's combs will have 3 distinctive rows and the pullet's will have a very small single row (pea comb).
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  4. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Excellent info to have thanks sunny dawn! However I don't think that I'll be able to use that info before I buy them ;)
  5. Guinea and Chicken raiser

    Guinea and Chicken raiser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2012
    Northern Louisana
    I do. I sex my chickies at day old. That is just exactly what the store did that I bought pullets from.
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    again that only holds true for hatchery bred birds. Anything from lines not from hatcheries wont work, example my hatchery rosecomb leghorns are feather sexable my exhibition lines are not.

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