odd chick sexing technique, anyone seen this?

ben_r

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This site shows an interesting method of sexing chicks at two days: pick it up by the base of the neck and hold it there. If it relaxes and droops, it's a pullet. If it moves around and kicks up its feet, it's a cockerel.

Has anyone else heard of this? If it's true, what reason could there be for this behavior?
 

Teach97

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seen folks do it...based on the idea that males are more aggressive and ready to fight

I am right about 50% of the time...
 

MuranoFarms

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speckledhen

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Flip a quarter over the chick. You'll have a 50/50 success rate.
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Those crazy sexing methods are just old farmer's tales (I'd say wives, but..) The absolute best method is the "Wait and See" method. Works every single time.
 

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