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Can you sex EE chicks by the marking on their head?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sonew123, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    This is the first time Ill be hatching out EE chicks. I thought I read somewhere you can sex them at hatch time by the marking on their heads? something to do with the triagle of brown and black being in a very uniform shape for one sex and if its a scattered formation in the "line" another sex? anyone have pictures to clear this up for me?
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I think you're thinking of Welsummers. I have the hardest time with pea-combed chicks [​IMG]
     
  3. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I dont know why I have this stuck in my head but I remember that there is a distinct v shape to the females and the males have that shape but more scewed? Maybe I am thinking of something else but its really bothering me because I have 12 EE's in bator and would love to know what I got at hatch time:)
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    That's how you sex welsummers, by the V on their head. Also their eyeliner.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:Thats right! the eyeliner! I guess it doesnt help me with EE's then? Bummer I guess Ill have to wait the long haul sexing these gusy then:-( thank you!!
     

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