How To Sex A Chicken - Wisdom From An Old Timer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RyanAndMeri, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Rockpile99

    Rockpile99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sexing by feather length is only for breeds who have been bred to have different lengths. I tried it on my Cuckoo Marans in the spring, was all excited that I picked two pullets from the straight run bin, I had picked the darker of the chicks that were left...
    Nope - both roos.
     
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  2. Big Red Roo

    Big Red Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    This is funnier than any comedy show!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Chickenfortress

    Chickenfortress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:no idea? I understand even roosters are made of chicken.
     
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  4. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your kidding not even feather sexing?....by looking at the length of the quills??? heck...guess we resort to squeeze, poop and check....like that guy Mike Rowe on dirty jobs...I have that video also...lol
    Im worried cause I bought from a guy, and I "bought" pullets...guess what?....I bought 15 and I have "7" roos!!!!!..."7"!!!!!!! and I also bought EE's and cuckoo Marans, ended up with 2 leghorns...1 sex linked I think that is what he is....3 roos RIRs...1EE, maybe the other is one, not sure yet...and a splash something...??? and I think a blue maran or silver???? I was told when I posted pictures they were blue laced red wyandottes, and splash wyandottes...but I dont see how if he didnt have any on the property....if anyone can help please...I'll show you pictures...maybe you can tell.
     
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  5. jelmer

    jelmer Out Of The Brooder

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    thats interesting
     
  6. Kimblee

    Kimblee Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yup.

    And they WILL squirt poopie at you.
     
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  7. I-LOVE-INCUBATORS

    I-LOVE-INCUBATORS Out Of The Brooder

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    ya umm cant u tell also when there grown dont they have diff things to them or do they look the same.
     
  8. chickenlickin8

    chickenlickin8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wing feather method seems to work well for me. Mine turned out to be pullets. Of course, the most accurate way is wait until they mature about two months old but I didn't want to get stuck with a bunch of roos.

    Happy sexing..... [​IMG]
     
  9. Burbs

    Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this logic. It works for witches.

     
  10. WagonBrooder

    WagonBrooder Out Of The Brooder

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    We were told the same thing by an old timer at the farmers co-op here. dangle by the head, if they struggle they are boys, if they relax they are girls. Hoping for 4 pullets, we ended up with 3 roosters! All easter eggers.
     

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