chick feather sexing question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abluechipstock, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Songster

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    ok i saw on a hatching video people sexing chickens by feathers on the wings, i know only certain breeds can be done like this, i have 3 black/blue copper marans chicks, 2 of them have the diferent lengths on the wing and the other has the same length, that would mean 2 hens and a rooster, i'm going to mark them and see if that is rings true, any input would be appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

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  3. NicInNC

    NicInNC Songster

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    I thought feather sexing could only be done on 1 day olds?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It can only be done at hatch, to my knowledge, and as you said, only on certain ones if they are bred for that trait.
     

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