Color sexing....possible with cross breeds only??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 4CrazyGirlz, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. 4CrazyGirlz

    4CrazyGirlz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
    North East Texas
    I have a question about color sexing new chicks. I thought I read this could only be done with cross breeding. Is that true? I am hatching Black Copper Marans, Blue Orpingtons, Buff Orpingtons, Golden Lakenvelders, Silver Spangled Hambergs, and White Emprdansea. Will I be able to sex them based on color after they hatch?
  2. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Not really.

    Color sexing is done with cross breds:
    RIR roo x BR hen = black sex links (female chicks are solid black, male chicks have white spot on their head)
    RIR roo x Delaware hen = red sex link (female chicks will be red, males will be white)
    RIR roo x White rock hen = amber link

    If you have Wheaten colored birds, the females feather in a buff color and the males are more colorful, but you can't tell until the feathers start growing in.
  3. MidnightChickenLover

    MidnightChickenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2009
    Salmon Faverolles can be sexed by colors. Your breeds would be extremely hard to not even possible for coloration when it comes to sexing.
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    You can also color sex barred (plymouth rocks) or cuckoo (marans, dominiques), and welsummers.
  5. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2009
    Morrow, AR
    I don't think you can. My Partridge Penedesencas can be sexed (usually) by lighter chicks-males, darker chicks-female, but we'll see how accurate that is [​IMG]

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