Really?? Sexing a bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ambabya, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So when I picked out chicks at the feed store today, the girl helping me told me she could sex the bantams by turning them up-side-down. If they lay flat, they are a roo but if they try to curl up, they are a pullet.

    Is this true? I didn't buy it for a hot second but now she has me wondering. Ha! I thought I would ask the experts [​IMG]. Thanks!
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO. It's an old wives tale that people love to spread around.
     
  3. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been able to get my bebe to do all 3 of those things each time I've turned her belly-up. BUT the first time I did it, she stayed put. Funny thing is, everyone (at the beginning) was 100% sure she was a roo. Now everyone is 100% she's a pullet.

    Me, I've been hoping pullet.

    Did I confuse things more LOL? [​IMG]
     
  4. ambabya

    ambabya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't think so LOL.

    Every one I'd pick out she would say it was a roo. Oh well!!!!!!!
     
  5. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard/seen the old wives tale as well, but it was a bit different: put the chick on its back in your palm. Cover with the other hand and let it settle down. Remove the top hand. Two legs drawn in = female; one or two outstretched legs = male -- or that's the tale. I tried this once, then completely forgot about it, so I have nothing to offer except a post dedicated to an old wives tale. [​IMG]
     

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