earthnut

Songster
12 Years
Sep 18, 2007
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I've feather sexed chicks before, so I know how it works. I want to know: if you don't know that a chick you want to buy is feather-sexable, but it's following the rules of feather sexing (ie the wing feathers are different lengths on one bird and the same length on another bird) does that mean you can feather sex them? Or are there strains that have slow-feather-growing females and fast-feather-growing males?
 

ibpboo

Where Chickens Ride Horses
12 Years
Jul 9, 2007
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Thanks for the post, I was just looking at my chicks feathers yesterday, and was hoping the different lengths meant female!
 

twigg

Cooped up
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
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Tulsa
Thanks for the post, I was just looking at my chicks feathers yesterday, and was hoping the different lengths meant female!

Probably does, until it starts crowing


I have scoured the internet, read books and asked questions and I am still no closer to finding a reliable way of sexing chicks.

They crow, or they lay eggs .... that's about the only way to be 100% sure
 

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