Can you sex a chick by the amount of space between it's tail feathers?

rebel-rousing-at-night

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Hi,
I have 2 chicks that are 5 1/2 wks. old.

I remember reading on here sometime that the amount of space between the tail feathers can indicate the sex of the chick.

Does anyone know? I can't keep any more roos.
 

magicpigeon

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Where did you see it? I don't remember reading that...


ETA: By 5.5 weeks you should already be seeing the beginnings of gender. A few pics would help, more pointers would be the combs, wattles, how fast they were to feather out... etc.
 
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rebel-rousing-at-night

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Quote:I wish I knew where I read it. Who knows?Maybe it came to me in a dream.


I just remember when someone was talking about the sex of some chicks someone pointed out the size of the space between tail feathers.

Yes I need pics. It's just that I am the worst pic taker EVER. Holy cow ppl's pics here from a camera phone are better than mine.
 

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