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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rebel-rousing-at-night, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. 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.
  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    Where did you see it? I don't remember reading that... [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2011
  3. Quote:I wish I knew where I read it. Who knows?Maybe it came to me in a dream. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG]
  4. Ya, I just heard some one say that to me today! [​IMG]

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