gold ring test

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spicy6, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. spicy6

    spicy6 In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    I have a 4 week old chick that I think is a rooster. They seem to be feathering later and his/her feet are larger than the others.
    I heard about this thing called the gold ring test. I tried it with any old ring (that was not gold) and it went back and forth.
    I tried it on another aggressive chick that was showing no signs of rooster besides aggressiveness and it said they were a girl.
    how reliable is the gold ring test? will it work with any plain ring?
    pics of chick that ring test said was rooster.
     

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  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi, hope you are enjoying BYC! :frow

    Well that test has a 50/50 chance of being right. :confused:

    But that's a pullet. :old In barred breeds the males get a double dose of the barring gene from their mums... making their white stripes appear twice as wide as the dark ones.

    The females will have wider dark stripes. :)
     
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    Pretty sure this ring test is an old wives tale... sounds just like the one where you dangle a ring over a pregnant woman's belly to figure out the gender of the baby.
     
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  4. spicy6

    spicy6 In the Brooder

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    thank you so much. I have another chick that has their white strips already. (also 4 weeks old). do you think that the chick that I thought was a rooster could have problems because she has not white strips? or is she just a different color?

    by the way, I'm 11 and these are my first batch up chickens that I own on my own.
     
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