sex of bird

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickalick, May 19, 2011.

  1. chickalick

    chickalick Out Of The Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    hi i am hatching orpingtons is there anyway you can see the sex of the chicks when there hatched thanks
  2. i'm not quite sure if its possible to do with orps, but theres feather sexing
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    The breeder flock for the female line must be slow feathering only, and the breeder flock for the male line must be fast feathering only. To breed for the chicks you would then cross the slow feathering females with the fast feathering males. The resulting offspring would be the opposite of their parents. Females fast feathering and the males slow feathering.

    Most are not bred for feather sexing.

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