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RI red/ isa brown

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by kevjon87, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. kevjon87

    kevjon87 New Egg

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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?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  3. kevjon87

    kevjon87 New Egg

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    What is vent sexing? I'm new! Lol
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    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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