Feather Sexing List??

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

  1. smith2

    smith2 Songster

    Jan 5, 2008
    Paris, TN
    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

    Mar 21, 2008
    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

    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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