Feather Sexing??

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

  1. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 New Egg

    Apr 25, 2008
    [​IMG] Its ALL same size MALES, and ONE LONG and ONE SHORT in a row for FEMALES.
  3. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks papun
  4. raizin

    raizin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Oregon
    My Coop
    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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