How accurate IS feather sexing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mychookschick, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

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    The title says it all!

    How accurate IS feather sexing? I have heard that it is fairly reliable but want to know what you all think...
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    IMO, it only works on breeds bred to be feather sexed.
     
  3. mychookschick

    mychookschick Songster

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    Ok... What breeds are bred to be feather sexed?
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    A slow feathering male bred to fast feathering females....
     
  5. Sumatra55

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    It is primarily used on broiler
     
  6. mychookschick

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    Quote:Do you happen to know what the breeds considered "slow feathering" and "fast feathering" are? I saw a hatchery video that was selling purebred chicks but they were feather sexing... [​IMG]
     

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