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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by paulcooper05, Oct 25, 2015.
[/IMG]can anyone tell me the sexes and breed of these chicks i got i have 7 total[/IMG]
Usually the places people buy chicks sexed from they use a high powered light and see of it has testicles or not when theyre a day old. Sometimes theyre wrong still.
At around four weeks, youll have better clues but nothing solid til later on.
Chicks are vent sexed at the hatchery. It's not possible to see a cockrel's testicles, as they are internal, tucked very high up in the abdominal cavity along the spine. How old are they, Paul? Where did you get them from???
i have had them about 40 days tops there from atwoods i have some other pics as well of some of the others
venting they look for a bump. Is it not the testicles they look for?
Nope, and even females have a bump or two! There are many subtle differences between male and female, and even between different males, and between different females. If you do a google search, you'll find some pics, and they will astound you at the apparent difficulty of accurately vent sexing. The cloaca has to be inverted to view the anatomy. That's why it takes experience to do it without hurting the chick.