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Chick Sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jpepmiller, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. jpepmiller

    jpepmiller Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2017
    So I got this chick from a lady the other day who said she does all of the sexing herself. She is 100% sure I've got a pullet. I know, red flag. Last year I bought 4 chicks and they all turned out to be Roos. There is no 100% sure. Anyway, I feel like i got pulllets this time, but I've been doing some of the age old methods of telling what is what. This chick is 5 days old now. I tried doing this to my chicks from last year that ended up Roos and they would never sit still. This one fell asleep. Lol![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Most old wife's tales are exactly that. You have about a 50% chance that the lady is 100% right.
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  3. 13Bettys

    13Bettys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2017
    Pinson, TN
    I have 13 BSL chicks, supposed to be all pullets but what I've read is the Roos have a white spot on their heads. This is a small spot but I was wondering if you guys think she is a he.
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN

    Well, I'm glad you know that it's a coin flip with someone like her. It's 90% if you get sexed pullets from a hatchery, almost 100% if you get sexlinks from a hatchery.
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
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  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    Does this chick have wing feathers? That's where you should look. White blotches there would mean a barring gene which equals male in a black sexlink.
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