sexing bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by J3172, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    Quote:You might have to wait till they feather out to tell what breed.
     
  2. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats true I figure I will be able to tell most breeds except any OEGB or moderns and dutch witch all will look the same as chicks hopeing for a good variety. Fingers crossed
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    [​IMG] I hope you do. [​IMG]
    I found 1 pic of my second generation adults I took 01/06/10. They have all feathered out like Ideals pic shows, but probably not show quality but that is ok by me. So when they get older you should be able to tell without a doubt what breed by comparing.
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  4. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I already have a two year old Silver duckwing hen, I got her from a breeder and I thinking she might have some show quality to her she hold herself a lot better then my bb red hen, but she is missing a toe nail, and I do not know how do get into poultry shows anyway, but thanks and great pic.
     
  5. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    feather sexing would be the same way you would with the LF. securely hold the chick but not crushing it, flipping in onto it's back works the best, if you spread open the wing and look at the wing tip feathers. if all the feathers on the wing tip look the same length it is a male. if there is a noticeable difference with some of the feathers being long and some being half the length you have a female.

    with faverolles you can also color sex them at about 2 weeks old, so using the wing/feather method helps to know sooner what to watch for. the females also feather out quicker than the males.

    this link has some good pics of the feathers.
    http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/sld001.htm
     
  6. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that was very helpful so this will work with bantams too, does this work with most breeds? How reliable is this method?
     
  7. Boggy Bottom Bantams

    Boggy Bottom Bantams Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what I was gone say, the hens feather up quicker, usually on hatching, their primary wing feathers will already be opened, males will be pin feathers. This not a 100% accurate way to sex any thing though and must be done very quick, males will begin to open after 1st day.This is why hatcheries dont use this technique.
    As for the duckling sexing, all you have to do is flip them over a vent sex them, can be tough on babies if you are new to it, but once you get the hang of it, it's easy
    Aubrey
     
  8. Chickie'sMoma

    Chickie'sMoma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2009
    Rochester, NH
    i'm fairly sure this will work on most breeds. but i will see when i either hear a crow out of one of my assumed cochin X pullets or either of my 2 bantam favs cockerels show different coloring than what they should.

    i'll try to get some pics of my newest chicks to help compare their feathers. and that way i can keep you updated if they do or don't end up being the sexes they should be.
     
  9. Boggy Bottom Bantams

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    I tried it last year, had about 75% accuracy, but yes keep us posted, and just incase yall are wondering, no it doesnt work on silkies! LOL
    Aubrey
     
  10. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my 25 assortment in today yay, but I tried using the wing sexing and I cant see the feathers on the cochins, or a couple fluffy breeds, but I think I'm doing it wrong or I now know why hatcheries dont use this method as I figured I had 17 hens and 8 males and that just doesnt sound right so idk what to do.
     

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