Feather sexting ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jennyg, May 29, 2015.

  1. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just found out about sexting by feathers.
    I hatched three chicks, two yesterday one today. The one from today isn't old enough/ dry enough
    But here are the others. So far one pullet one cockerel, see if yall agree or have input. I know it isn't 100% and I will find out as weeks go on

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  2. jennyg

    jennyg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nobody?
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Feather sexing only works for certain hybrids and strains bred for the trait. You will know sex in another 4-5 weeks.
     
  4. Dreysander

    Dreysander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What the above poster said, for feather sexing to be accurate you need a fast feathering male crossed with a slow feathering female. I tried to feather sex newborn chicks before I knew that and ended up with 3 females and a male.
     
  5. TheRambler

    TheRambler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The title had me laughing thinking of baby chicks running around with cell phones taking lude photos of one another. It's sexing, and I agree wih the others. It really only works with certain breeds.
     
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  6. MagicPidge

    MagicPidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Me too!
     
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  7. Folly's place

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  8. thick chick

    thick chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it true at a week or two old. Chuck with tail feathers are female
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    It is a generalization that can be used as one clue to use in early assessment, but it is not a hard/fast characteristic that you should use to make a definitive sexing based decision -- it is one piece of the puzzle that can be used to start early sorting into the "maybe male/maybe female" groupings
     

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