Gender of 3week 4day Barnevelder, Platinum Sussex and Speckled Sussex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BellaSaff, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. Farmer Viola

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    as others have said, only time will tell, I may be wrong, just my guesses. keep us updated :)

    beautiful chicks btw [​IMG]

    the best time to sex chicks is 1 day after hatch. They will be dried off and fluffed up, you can inspect their wing feathers to look for a single row of feathers, or a double row. double row indicates female. if you google feather sexing chicks there are instructions. I have had pretty good luck with this method.
     
  2. BellaSaff

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    Thanks - I will definitely do this next time. What kind of success rate would you average?
     
  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    This only works with a chick that has one parent from a fast feathering line and a parent from a slow feathering line.
    Vent sexing is the only 90% guaranteed way.

    As for the genders, I think the Lavender Sussex is your only cockeral, all others look female.
     
  4. BellaSaff

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    They are my suspicions too :| That chick has thicker legs and is by far larger than the other three. Great nature, I really dig that little chick, so I will be disappointed (as will darling hubby), however if so the little love already has a good home to go to.

    Will tell more as time does its work. :)
     
  5. BellaSaff

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    Hi All,

    New piccies at 5 weeks 3 days. Oh dear, there must be some roosters here. Who will hazard a guess (if had the variety as chickies before please indicate) :OD

    The Juveniles
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    The Wandotte
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    The Silver/Lavender Sussex
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    Sussex including Barnevelder
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  6. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    Lavender Sussex - boy
    BLR Wyandotte - boy
    Barnevelder - girl
    ?Red Sussex - girl

    Just my guesses, I'm am fairly sure that the Wyandotte is a male due to the super pink comb at this young age.
     
  7. Farmer Viola

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    The Wyandotte is the only clear roo I can see... I'm not sure how pink the lav suxxex really is, I'm 50/50 on that one.
    The rest look like girls so far!
     
  8. BellaSaff

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    Hi, The lavender sussex is not really that pink, the comb and wattles are growing, but are the same colour as her skin pigment. Does this help. Have you raised these kinds of chookies :O) ?
     
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