Need help identifying this breed

RoostersAreAwesome

Crossing the Road
May 21, 2017
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You realize the bird in question has a single comb, not a rose comb, right? The idea that this is a Wyandotte x Barnvelder fits.
This is a rose comb.
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AusHen

Songster
Jun 21, 2018
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QLD Australia
I have never seen a livestock veterinarian vent sex a chick let alone a half grown chicken, it's simply not something they are taught and if something were to go wrong they and their practice would be held liable (sister is a farm vet). I'm sorry but I'm skeptical or at least wouldn't be taking in all the information as anything more than simply a guess.
 

TheAlrightyGina

Crowing
Sep 3, 2020
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I have never seen a livestock veterinarian vent sex a chick let alone a half grown chicken, it's simply not something they are taught and if something were to go wrong they and their practice would be held liable (sister is a farm vet). I'm sorry but I'm skeptical or at least wouldn't be taking in all the information as anything more than simply a guess.

You're probably right about livestock vets, but there's at least one bird vet in Australia with a chicken specialist. It doesn't separate out the services offered by this individual, but they do offer sexing there: https://birdvetmelbourne.com/chicken-vet/

Don't know if this is who they went to, just pointing out that it's possible they have a vet that offers such a service.
 

AusHen

Songster
Jun 21, 2018
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QLD Australia
You're probably right about livestock vets, but there's at least one bird vet in Australia with a chicken specialist. It doesn't separate out the services offered by this individual, but they do offer sexing there: https://birdvetmelbourne.com/chicken-vet/

Don't know if this is who they went to, just pointing out that it's possible they have a vet that offers such a service.

Although we do have avian vets that also specialize in chickens, the only form of sexing available at any clinic is DNA testing via a blood or feather sample as vent sexing is a technique that is not taught.
 

TheOddOneOut

Crossing the Road
Feb 15, 2020
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Although we do have avian vets that also specialize in chickens, the only form of sexing available at any clinic is DNA testing via a blood or feather sample as vent sexing is a technique that is not taught.
Agreed. They can attempt it and get their money, but it's not like they're experts.
 

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