DAY OLD ASTRALORP SEXING

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allmychickens, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    Can you feather sex day old astralorps?
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  2. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    Australorp chicks... male or female
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  3. wackyChris16

    wackyChris16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I haven't tried feather sexing myself. Chances are that if you bought them from a feed store, they should both be pullets.
     
  4. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have not had luck feather sexing Australorp chicks at a day old. I will say that at about 5 or 6 days old, you can make an educated guess about the sex based on how well-grouped the wing feathers are. A nice, smooth looking wing seems to be indicative of a pullet chick while a ragged, uneven wing seems to be a cockerel chick.
     

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