leg sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickens asome, May 31, 2009.

  1. chickens asome

    chickens asome Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2009
    kenora ontairo canada
    what is leg sexing? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Well...I dont know for sure but on my 4 week olds the roos to be have spur buds and the pullets do not.
  3. Big dreams

    Big dreams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Might be that the roos have thicker legs....[​IMG]
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    4-week-old chicks could all have spur bumps. That is NOT a reliable way to sex chicks. I have a couple of pullets who will be a year old next month who both have 3/4" spurs on them, and I've witnessed them both laying eggs. Males won't develop spurs until 6 months old, or older.

    Leg sexing is probably judging a chicken's gender by the thickness and length of legs. It's not always reliable either. I had a pullet last summer who had HUGE legs, and I was sure it was a cockerel. She's one of my prettiest girls now, and she's much bigger than the others.
  5. Kelpie

    Kelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Charles Town, WV
    Leg sexing is a rule of thumb you use on very young chicks...turn the chick over on its back on your palm.....if it kicks it might be a boy, if it pulls up its legs it might be a girl. [​IMG]
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
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