Feather Sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by werttyy, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. werttyy

    werttyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are female chicks supposed to have a few long front wing feathers and some shorter back ones? What about the guys?
     
  2. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The guys would have just a row of short feathers.. But this only works on certain chicks, as I tried it on my Polish chicks, and it completely did not work
     
  3. Robinreneah

    Robinreneah Out Of The Brooder

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  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    The breeder flock for the female line must be slow feathering only, and the breeder flock for the male line must be fast feathering only. To breed for the chicks you would then cross the slow feathering females with the fast feathering males. The resulting offspring would be the opposite of their parents. Females fast feathering and the males slow feathering.



    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Sustainable-Farming/1974-05-01/How-to-Sex-Day-Old-Chicks.aspx

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKFeathSex.html
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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