Sexing baby chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crhode2clemson, May 4, 2017.

  1. crhode2clemson

    crhode2clemson Out Of The Brooder

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    I pulled these two silver cochins out of a straight run and tried to do wing sexing on them. Here are pictures of their wings. For those who feel confident in wing sexing, did I manage to pull two pullets? [​IMG]

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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm not sure, but I think that only works on some breeds
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Correct, wing sexing can only be done on certain breeds and when those breeds are bred well.
     
  4. crhode2clemson

    crhode2clemson Out Of The Brooder

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    Well darn. Anyone know the breed list?
     
  5. crhode2clemson

    crhode2clemson Out Of The Brooder

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    This is what I found

    • Another sex-linked characteristic that is used commercially in the United States is the rapid-feathering, or fast-feathering, gene. A rapid-feathering male is crossed with a slow-feathering female (see Figure 6). The resulting males will be slow-feathering, while the females are rapid-feathering. As a result, the males have wing feathers that are relatively shorter than those of the females. In the females, the covert feathers are always shorter than the primary feathers. In the males, the covert feathers are always as long as, or longer than, the primary feathers (see Figure 7). Some training is required to develop accuracy and speed in sexing on the basis of wing-feather length. However, the amount of training is considerably less than that required for vent sexing.
     

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