How accurate is....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueberrychickens, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

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    How accurate is wing feather sexing??? Does anyone know? I don't have the heart to try the one where you pinch them behind the neck & let them dangle & vent sexing isn't happening either.
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Not very. Only specific breeds, purposely bred to be feather-sexed, can be accurately sexed via this method.

    Only vent sexing is reliably accurate, and even then the hatcheries (who are experts) only claimy about 90% accuracy.
     
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  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

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    Pinching and letting them dangle does not work, I tried it I should have had 6 pullets, instead I got 3 pullets and 3 cockerels so 50/50 I guess. Good luck.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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