Help me sex my two chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by homestead 101, Nov 13, 2016.

  1. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First one is Rhode Island Red
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    Second one is americana
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    How old are you chicks? You need better pictures of them to sex them. You can only wing sex when they are 1 or 2 days old and even that isn't accurate unless you've done it a lot. Please get pictures of their profile/comb/side view. Also the older they are the more accurate the guess will be.
     
  3. JennaMW14

    JennaMW14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Agree with Chicken Girl1, also are you sure about the breeds? Where did you get them from and how old are they?
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Only specific breeding/breeds result in feather sexable birds.
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    X2 on this, the chicks have to be from parents crossed specifically so that wing sexing will work. So almost never can you wing sex a bird that isn't a cross. And even if you can wing sex, you can only do it when they are couple days old, before the wing feathers have really started to grow in. From these pictures there is no way to sex these chicks.
     
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