As they are feathering out do the boys get hackle type feathers as soon as they start getting feathers? Can you tell the difference in the girl and boy feathers around the neck at 3 months if you compare them closely or do those feathers not start coming in at all until a little older? People just always say boys feathers are pointed and girls are round. I just kind of wanted to see the difference.
When the males get their big boy feathers varies greatly between different breeds. Some birds can be sexed as soon as hatched and others not until they crow or lay. If you can post pictures of the bird(s) is question, you will get many responses here.
Well the birds I am trying to sex are EEs. I was just wondering if I could tell something by comparing feathers. I can't really look for a certain color pattern like you can for a a faverolle or something like that. Of course every EE looks different. I have posted pics of them a couple of days ago. The one that is mainly in question I got about a 50/ 50 response on whether it was a boy or girl. Anyway I will see if I can find that post and I will post the link to it.
Okay here is the post. So I am guessing no one has a picture showing the different shape of a boy verses girl feather or know of a link. Oh yeah, if you are gonna look at these pics you should know the creamish colored one is about a week to a week and a half younger then the other two.