Feather Sexing??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenranchwife, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. I was just wondering what chicks you can feather sex and which one's you cannot? Let's see if I got this right, if they are the same length they are roos, and if the front row is shorter then the back row they are pullets?

    Can you tell a bantam cochin mixed with br is male of female by this? Thanks for you help in advance.
     
  2. papun5880pr

    papun5880pr Hatching

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    [​IMG] Its ALL same size MALES, and ONE LONG and ONE SHORT in a row for FEMALES.
     
  3. Thanks papun
     
  4. raizin

    raizin Songster

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    How exactly do you do this? I have 36 chickens age 5 weeks and am trying to figure out how many are boys. We have a mix of dual purpose so we can utilize the boys when they are up to size. My understanding is that dual purpose mature slower so they will be around 3-4 months old before it is time to thin them out. Thanks.
     

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