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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DinosRBirds, Feb 1, 2011.
Never Mind , I Don't Want Anyone To Hurt Their Chicks , Sorry For The Nuisance.
Actually, that is not possible with all chickens, especially bantams. Plus, it is not as easy as just looking at their vent. You need to actually squeeze it open and looking at that little tiny bum is a lot harder than you make it sound. And, if you are not properly trained in doing this, you can hurt or even kill your chick.
So, I will stick to waiting until they show signs of being one gender or the other, or until they crow or lay an egg. They are fun to watch grow.
I guess I did make it sound too easy:..............., but, yeah, you're right. Plus, I luv watching them grow
Umm, yeah, I would never advise people, especially new owners, to vent sex their chicks. It takes a lot of experience, know-how, and expertise. You could hurt your chick, and bantams you can't even do it very well with. There's a reason hatcheries offer bantams only in straight run.
And, it is not that easy to see male vs female. It doesn't just suddenly show up like that.
Quote:Jeez, stop nagging, I edited it.
DinosRBirds, love your name. Not sure about your attitude.
i don't think anyone's first post should be horrible advice and then say that we're nagging when in fact, correcting them before people go out and hurt/kill their chicks...
welcome to BYC, but tone it down... no one likes negative attention...
Vent sexing takes years of practice on thousands of chicks.... even then it is not 100% accurate! For the vast majority of chicken owners I think ordering sexed pullets, started pullets, or waiting until the chicken crows or lays an egg is more then sufficient. Vent sexing can be dangerous for the young chick, and there are so many different shapes of the hoo hoos and hoo haws its hard to keep them all straight! One little paragraph doesn't even touch on the very basics of vent sexing. I don't think anyone here was trying to be rude, just helpful.
As the female grows older, the process mill continue to regress . . . just as the questionable male organ will extend and grow larger. But you can't wait more than a day or two to vent sex a chick. It has to be done before the youngster eats and thus distends its lower alimentary tract.
never thought id see a pic of hugh laurie on the chicken forum...so that has made my day!!!
oh and id never recommend vent sexing to anyone let alone beginners......if you arent really experienced in that you can and will injure or even kill the chick....if you dont have the patient to wait and see what your chick will be...buy sexlinks!