how to tell sex on day olds??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by evonne, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i read somewhere that you can look at their ent area and get a good guess... one looks kinda smoth and one will look like a little pimple.... anyone else read this and remeber which is which??

    i've got 5/6 hatched right now and i thought it might be fun to take a look when i pull them out of the bator and see if i can guess....
    granted, they all look the same right now... iding htem after i guess will be the fun part.. lol...
  2. consdrs

    consdrs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    I got a straight run gold lace cochin bantam and 2 silkies. we were told to put them in the palm of your hand and turn them carefully on their backs in the palm of your hand. the pullets will draw their legs up and the roos will stretch out one or both legs. I had 100% success. the cochin was a female and I got one each with the silkies. old wives tale??!? perhaps but I will never get straight run again with out flippin them over....
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You could vent sex them, if you could get someone to teach you how. Sexlinks are sexable at hatch by different colors on male and female. Most barred breeds are also sexable at hatch to about 90% certainty by several traits, too. Most are not sexable at hatch without knowing how to vent sex them (must be done before they eat and after you evacuate the bowel).
    All the old wives tales about behaviors to determine sex are just that, old wives tales and not in the least reliable.
  4. JamesA

    JamesA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2008
    Cedartown Georgia
    Just guess pullet and you will be right 50% of the time. [​IMG]
  5. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2009
    NY Tri State region
    Watch this! It shows sexing...
  6. Tukko

    Tukko New Egg

    Oct 23, 2009
    Gwinnett Co, GA
    Seeing all the little baby chicks was cool, though i felt bad that they were just been tossed around by the machines. I'd never heard of sexing by the length of the wing feathers at birth.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You cannot sex by wing feathers unless they are specifically bred for that trait. It doesn't work on just any chick.
  8. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    if i had a way of telling them apart i would try the flip them over just to see... not taking it as set in stone.. just a fun project... but these all look ssoo much alike... and i refuse to graph their spots...
  9. sarjaysar

    sarjaysar cosmic chicken

    Jun 12, 2009
    Wives tail or not, I have noticed a real difference when turning chicks over on their backs. The pullets react completely different to the Roo's i've hatched! Even more so once they reach about a week to 10 days

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