Plz Help. Is my chick a he or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ro-Ro, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that only with pullets and cockerels, and evens out with adults? Is there an age range that is 'fixes' itself, I've never heard of that before.

    I can check my cochins tomorrow.
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    The judges would say you can use it any time but most people will never use it with adults because there's obvious differences. One crows one lay eggs. Comb or wattle is also another common one. The other ways is the shape of hackle/neck feathers, shape of the saddle feathers, shape of the tail covert/sickle feathers. I can show a picture of my 12 year old cochin's wing tomorrow to show you how it can be used for older hens. The one draw back to this method of wing sexing is it requires the chicken to have feathers in. Though I know there's another sort of wing sexing for day old chicks but I can't remember though if it's similar to this or different.
     
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  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How reliable is it accuracy wise?
     
  4. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    For me it's been very accurate and helps with chicks once they have feathers. Though I just learned the wing sexing for day old chicks which I would like to test to see how accurate it is. The day old wing sexing is based on the primary feathers instead of secondary feathers.
     
  5. Ro-Ro

    Ro-Ro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are pictures of the wing of my bird in question. (Lol) He is such a busy chicken.
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  6. Birdrain92

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    Is this just one bird or both?
     
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  7. Ro-Ro

    Ro-Ro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both pictures are of the same bird in question. Is she a he or did I get lucky with 2 she chickens. Lol
     
  8. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feathering also suggests one is male...
    Females feather faster more evenly, in most breeds, and like all other traits has exceptions.
     
  9. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a rooster, you can tell because of the barring, he is double barred (thick white lines) and only males can be double barred
     
  10. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were more concerned about the other bird.
     

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