feather sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by earthnut, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    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!
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    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 [​IMG]

    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 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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