Feather Sexing Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mylied, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I think I understand feather sexing and for the first time got to try it with newly hatched chicks. Let me know if I'm right. They were born Monday night/early morning Tuesday.

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  2. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I've just read you can't feather sex this breed, so we will see as they grow.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Feather sexing only works under very specific conditions. The mothers must be pure for the slow feathering gene. The father must be pure for the fast feathering gene. They are very specific genes that are only prevalent in a few breeds.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  5. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    as they grow you can sex them by feather pattern put you should be able to accuratly sex them then plz plz keep updated!
     
  6. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know they are still too young, but since they are getting some color in, I thought I'd update.
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  7. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brown chick is a cockerel and the yellow is a pullet. I have 13 more due to hatch in a week and a half, so I'm going to experiment with them and wing pin feather length.
     
  8. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's round two, strictly for my own knowledge and entertainment. My husband sucked at holding the wings opened, but I looked closely. I marked the ones that I think are pullets with nail polish on a claw.

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  9. chelsiemom

    chelsiemom Out Of The Brooder

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    very interesting....
     
  10. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it didn't work. I've got four that I know are cockerels so far and one for sure was supposed to be a pullet. Oh well. Maybe one of these days I'll learn vent sexing.
     

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