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Quick question about sexing

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by pbjmaker, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    We have decided to take about half the "black melanistic" (crosses) to auction tomorrow and I want to get a good mix of sexes if possible. Is there anyway to sex them at 6 1/2 weeks? Some look like they have a little bit of red coming in around their eyes. I am assuming those are probably the boys?
     

  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    OK - we took three that had some red around their faces to the auction. They were ones I was really sure were roosters. The red has really come in on the rest of them this week. Out of nine that hatched 8 of them have the red faces and there is only one lonely girl [​IMG] Those ain't 50/50 odds [​IMG]
     

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