How do you sex.......

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RooptyDoo, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you sex Buff orpington chicks?
     
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    How old are they?
     
  3. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I dont have any chicks right now but I am going to be selling BO chicks in a couple months and I was hoping that you can sex them early.
     
  4. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Not unless you learn to vent sex...
     
  5. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I ws wondering about this also as I have Buff Orpingtons.
    "vent sex"? ( I think I saw people try that in a movie once.)
    Anyay how do you learn to do that?
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Try to find someone who knows how to teach you...otherwise (and maybe even then) it's hopeless. Sorry...

    You should be able to tell by about 3 weeks though...the females will get their longer wing feathers and tail feathers faster & males will start showing a bigger comb...not 100%, but it's something!
     
  7. OPIE

    OPIE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks for the info. [​IMG]
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Search YouTube for a video from Mike Rowe's Dirty Jobs. They went to McMurray Hatchery, and did a thing about vent sexing. Maybe with a little practice, and watching that a few times you could learn to vent sex.
     
  9. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do not rely on this method as it is only accurate when breeding a fast feathering male with a slow feathering female and it does not work for all breeds.

    Vent sexing on your own without direct guidence can lead to injuring or even killing the chick if it is done improperly.
     
  10. KellyHM

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    Quote:Do not rely on this method as it is only accurate when breeding a fast feathering male with a slow feathering female and it does not work for all breeds.

    Vent sexing on your own without direct guidence can lead to injuring or even killing the chick if it is done improperly.

    I thought that was for looking at if the wing feathers when they're born, not when they're older? [​IMG]
     

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