Does any one know how to sex baby pheasants ?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by poultrykeeper08, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been hatching all the eggs i get from my pair of ringnecks and i was just wandering if any one knows how to sex them . I dunno if maybe they can be sex linked or not . Any info would be great . Thanks
     
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    Ive read in a book where you can look at the eye, or the mark by the eye and tell that way, but I dunno what I did with the book. If I find it, I'll tell the name of it.........good luck........ed
     
  3. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I never found it to be too reliable when I kept Ringnecks, but according to the "experts", there is a strip of down that runs from the cere and the upper mandible along the cheek that can be an indicator of sex. See pic below -

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    Again, I didn't find it to be most effective, but some swear by it!!

    Dan
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Hmmm I'm sitting here staring at my new Blue Back Ring Neck babies and nothing on their adorable little faces match that! So,,, I have one hatching right now and then I'm gonna stare at it's face too! LOL,, whatever sex they are they are cute!
     
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    Yep thats what I was talking about, I forget the name of the book, but that looks like the pic in it, Thanks...........
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
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    I also heard a ring around their eye is a rooster.
     
  7. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    you also can check right where the wattle will be just slightly pull down along the face and if you can see the wattle then it's a rooster, I also look at the legs. I have found that there is already a start of a spur it's just a little bump.
     
  8. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont see a ring around any of my chicks eyes and they all seem to have a littile bumb on the legs and they dont seem to have a wattle . Guess ill have to wait and see . My luck ill get stuck with all roosters
     
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Waiting is the best method, once they start to color out, you'll be 100% sure!!

    Quote:Would like to see some images of this if you have them. Have seen many female pheasant chicks with the "bump" on the tarsus, so not sure about that one.

    Dan
     
  10. Goldenpheasantlover

    Goldenpheasantlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard that males have a pale brown eye and females have a darker brown one but this could be for just golden pheasants, but try anyway [​IMG]
     

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