Help Please !! Trying to feather sex baby chicks !!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by choptank330, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. choptank330

    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three baby chicks, I am trying to feather sex them. They say you can do it when they are a couple days old. These chicks are 3 days old.
     
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    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it works that easily. In order to feather sex, the parents of the chick must be a fast feathering female mated to a slow feathering male, or vice versa. I can't remember which way it goes. Then all male chicks will be fast feathering and females slow feathering etc. Unless you know what the parents were, you are only guessing. Even so, I haven't found it 100% accurate anyway.
     
  6. choptank330

    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of them is a pure breed Faverolles, one is mixed with Sumatra and Faverolles, and the last is Silkie with marans rooster.
     
  7. choptank330

    choptank330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just thought it would be fun to see what people would think/say.
     
  8. mithious

    mithious Chillin' With My Peeps

    What breeds are used to make up a Faverolles? I had never heard of them before coming on this thread, Just curious as there seem to be lots out there and lots of people seem to like them. Thanks!
     
  9. MrsBachbach

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    I meant you have to know if the chicks parents were a fast feathering male and slow feathering female. After looking it up, you need a slow feathering female to breed with a fast feathering male. The slow feather gene is dominant, and a sex linked trait, so the male offspring of the mating will get the slow feather gene from the mother and the female offspring will get the fast feather gene from the father. That's how it is supposed to work. You need to look at the chicks at no later than three days old.
     
  10. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chick #1-male
    Chick #2-female
    Chick #3-female
     

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