How MurrayMcMurray Hatchery Sexes Their Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Chickenfan4life, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. Chickenfan4life

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    Yeah I seen that awhile back it was cool to watch
     
  3. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry double post
     
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  4. Chickenfan4life

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    Kind of a behind the scenes of MurrayMcMurray... Cool!
     
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    Do you know some other way to sex chicks? [That actually works that is]
     
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    There are three main ways to sex chickens. The one you are referring to is classified as vent sexing. There is also a wing sexing where pullets grow their wing feathers faster than cockerels. This can normally be determined on breeds like Rhode Island Reds or leghorns who don't need to be vent sexed. Also sex links are birds that are different breeds that can be sexed just by their color and can be simply sorted based on that alone. For example if you breed a Rhode Island red to a leghorn , all of the male chicks will be yellow when they hatch and the female chicks will have a brown tint to them. Thus the breed red sex links.
     

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