Rhodebar Sex

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Jenns Hens, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Jenns Hens

    Jenns Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    We purchased two, two week old rhodebar chicks from a very reputable breeder. We were told they were both female but for my own curiosity, does anyone know where I could see pics of male and female chicks so I can see the difference?
     
  2. bantambury

    bantambury life does go on.

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    ok, so in order to tell whether or not you have females, you have to remember males sometimes have lighter heads, with a white or yellow spot. Females normally have a darker down color, often with a black or brown spot or stripes on their heads. Females usually get their wing and tail feathers before males.

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    here is a helpful picture of three ways you can sex your chicks. we tries the head hanging method and it was s accurate it was not even funny!!! here is the link the picture is from: http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/6-3/determining_sex_in_chicks/#

    strangely enough the picture's captions are not correct.
    if the chick happens to kick and flap it is actually a male, but if it just sits there then it is a female.
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    chick here is a male because it pulls its feet up. female will just hang limp. here is the website for this method: http://www.fowlvisions.com/?p=509




    hope this helps!!!


    ~Bantambury
     
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    bantambury life does go on.

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