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

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    what is leg sexing? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
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    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

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    Might be that the roos have thicker legs....[​IMG]
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
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    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

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    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

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