sexing Ameraucana chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mesa, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can they be sexed early? I have 3 wheaten/blue wheaten babies that are 3-4 days old. 2 are feathering much more than the third is, and the wing feathers have dark bands on them. 2 chicks are also more of a buff coloring while the third is yellow.
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think you have two males and a female, check the wings.
     
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Master S.M.C :

    I would think you have two males and a female, check the wings.

    What do you check on the wing???

    thanks!​
     
  4. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What am I looking for?

    I am guessing I have 2 wheatens and 1 Blue Wheaten.
     
  5. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they are baby's hatcheries sex them by checking the wing. If both rows are the same length its a male if they are different lengths it is a female check it out

     
  6. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think feather sexing only works on certain breeds.
    I'll go look though just to see, lol.
     
  7. Mesa

    Mesa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh shoot.. stupid me. They already have feathers in on their wings.
     
  8. allisojo

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    Man, those chicks get banged up those first few hours, don't they?
     
  9. sara

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    Feathering sexing doesn't work on all breeds. You'll have to wait and see [​IMG]
     
  10. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Sara,

    As a Wheaten & Blue Wheaten breeder, I can tell you unequivocably that they can NOT be sexed by color. In fact, sometimes you will even have a hard time telling the Wheaten from the Blue Wheaten apart.

    If you go to the "Ameraucanas" album on my website I believe I still have several pictures of my Ameraucanas through their development. If I remember correctly it was about 6 weeks before I could tell for sure which ones were going to be the cockerels and the Wheaten males were obviously easier to distinguish from the Blue Wheatens.

    So where did you get your birds from?

    God Bless,
     

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