How to tell??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by corynelson, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. corynelson

    corynelson Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a few new chickens, but a while ago i was watching Dirty Jobs or something like that and they were sexing chics(i think) and they were looking at the feathers.. i was wondering if anybody could explain to me what they were doing to tell?
    Although i might have gotten confused on what they were doing..
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    It takes lots of training. Some chicks depending on the breed can be feather sexed. Other breeds are vent sexed.
     
  3. 5parkers

    5parkers New Egg

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    I read on another post that if you open the wing and all the feathers are even on the bottom it is a male and uneven it is a female. But I'm not sure this is fool proof!
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    that`s feather sexing, and it only works on some breeds, but I don`t know which ones!
     
  5. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Broilers and commercial white leghorns are bred for feathersexing, other breeds are not.
     

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