RI red/ isa brown

kevjon87

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Is it possible to determine sex of chicks at hatch if they are a cross between RI red and isa brown hen?
 

Wyandottes7

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No, if you cross an ISA Brown and a Rhode Island Red together, the chicks will not be sex-linked. The only way to sex them would be through vent sexing.
 

Michael OShay

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No, if you cross an ISA Brown and a Rhode Island Red together, the chicks will not be sex-linked. The only way to sex them would be through vent sexing.

What is vent sexing? I'm new! Lol
X2 on Wyandottes7's post. Vent sexing is a method used by chicken sexers to sex newly hatched chicks in which they open up the chick's anal vent (called a cloaca) slightly, allowing the sexer to see if the chick has a small "bump", which would indicate that the chick is a male.
 

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