Feather Sexing List??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by smith2, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. smith2

    smith2 Songster

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    Does anyone have a list of breeds or crosses that are feather sexable? I bred my buff roo to my red sex-link hens and got short feathered chicks and long feathered chicks. Could the long feathered chicks be pullets and the short roos?
     
  2. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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    From what I understand, this only works if one parent is slow feathering and one is fast feathering...... therefore it's NOT a breed thing, but depends on the particular birds used for breeding. And I have heard said that the hatcheries will switch it up from time to time. But I could be wrong
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    There's not really a list per se. You just have to breed a slow feathering male over fast feathering females.
     

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