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How many breeds of chickens can you tell the sex early on by color?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenphile, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was wondering which breeds can you tell the sex of the chick by the feather coloring early on? And what are the differences in color. Besides the red/black sex links I mean.

    I know of one the Salmon favorelles but want to get other ones that I can tell early on to weed out the extra roosters.
     
  2. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone answer this for me please?

    thanks
    Chris
     
  3. BUMPKIN

    BUMPKIN Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry I can't answer your question but, if you don't mind, I'd like to know how to tell on the salmon faverolles. I have some coming this month and I ordered 5 pullets and 5 straight runs. Thanks for your help. [​IMG]
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Plymouth Rocks can be sexed at hatch with a 90% accuracy. Salmon Faverolles can be sexed by around 2-3 weeks by the males having black color emerging and females have the salmon brown color in their wings.
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welsummers are pretty accurate. My cockerel had a darker/black line around his eye and the pullet did not have the dk/black line.
     
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    purecountrychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The sex-link chicken can be sexed at hatch by color. Theres red, brown, black and golden sex link chickens.
     

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