feather sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mattsinger, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. mattsinger

    mattsinger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I seem to read stuff both ways...that you can...and that only if you have bread for it. Ive never really payed much attention to it...but now that I have a few chicks I hatched.....I can see a huge difference in wing development. The birds are 4 days old now...and while not as drastic, you could see the same difference when they were day old. I think I might tag the ones with small wing feathers just to see how they turn out.
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  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Tagging's a great idea. I found even with complete mongrels the feather sexing was true more often than not. It's a more widespread and common trait that many think.
     

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