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How to Feather Sex chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by equinehugger3, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    SO, I REALLY wanna hatch chicks this spring, but the DM is NOT about to let me have roosters... Soo, I really need to know how to feather sex! I would only be able to hatch chicks of breeds that could be color or feather sexed... ( [​IMG] ) But, CHICKS!!! [​IMG]
    [​IMG] Thanks!!!
     
  2. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Please? [​IMG] Sorry, I gotta leave soon and I'm super curious! LOL [​IMG]
     
  3. HoglundH

    HoglundH Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are good youtube videos showing the wing method. just search for Sexing baby chicks, or Feather sexing chicks.

    Harold
     
  4. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon Faverolles can be sexed at a couple days old. There are a couple other breeds but I can't think of them right now. Feather site shows the Faverolle chicks and the difference.
     
  5. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    White Leghorns are feather sexed, right? There are also all kinds of birds you can sex by color. Wheaten Marans, Salmon Faverolles, and really any breed where the roosters are dramatically different from the hens. There are sex-links, too. They are crossbreeds that were designed so they can be sexed at hatch. Look those up.
     
  6. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Thank you all! [​IMG] Off to Youtube I go! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. equinehugger3

    equinehugger3 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2010
    Quote:THANK YOU!!! That totally makes sense... THANKS!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Livinwright Farm

    Livinwright Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:THANK YOU!!! That totally makes sense... THANKS!!!! [​IMG]

    No problem! anytime! [​IMG]
     

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