Easiest to Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muddipuppy, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are the easiest breeds to sex?
     
  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Sex Links and Faverolles...in my opinion. Sex Links are different colored by sex. Faverolles can be sexed by feather color at just 2 weeks old.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sexlinks, first, because they are bred for the males and females to be different colors. Barred Rocks can be sexed at hatch, usually, to about a 85-90% accuracy. Same goes for Dominiques and Cuckoo Marans.
     
  4. heavenhomestead

    heavenhomestead New Egg

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    How do you sex a barred rock at hatch?
     
  5. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cream Legbar breed true and are colored different at hatch.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sex Links are actually hybrids and not a breed, but they are probably the easiest chickens to sex as they can be sexed by color from hatching. With Red Sex Links, male chicks are whitish and female chicks are reddish/gold. With Black Sex Links, male chicks have a white spot on the top of their heads, female chicks lack the white spot.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     

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