Sexing bantams

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by ChickenDawg, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. ChickenDawg

    ChickenDawg In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2007
    I was just curious as to why most hatcheries (except mypetchicken) don't sex bantams and some of the crested breeds. Has anyone ever asked?
  2. feathersnmore

    feathersnmore In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2007
    Thats a great question i was wondering that for awhile. How accurate can they be??
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    My impression is that they don't sex bantams because it is too rough on the smaller chicks. I don't know where I got this idea though, so it may not be true. Anyone else know?

  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I think that's right. Sexing is very stressful on them so would be worse for the tiny bantams. Ever see "Dity Jobs" and how they sex the little guys. Amaizing that they live through it unschathed!
  5. chickaboo7

    chickaboo7 Songster

    May 18, 2007
    Manahawkin NJ
    Every where I have ever been has st. run bantams only. Some times it can be fun to guess who's who's. Some of my bantams I could tell by 3 weeks old but maybe I just been lucky.
  6. ChickenDawg

    ChickenDawg In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2007
    I did see that particular episode of "Dirty Jobs" and the vent sexing looked like it could be kinda rough on the little guys so I can understand that. I do agree with you though chickaboo. It'll be kinda fun ordering straight run and trying to figure out who might be a roo(which I'm sure there will be plenty)[​IMG].
  7. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    They do sex them at I just ordered 5 [​IMG] ameraucana bantams. I learned that they are the only place that will sex them and i was told its just too difficult to be accurate. They however are lucky enough to have a guy who can do it. I paid extra for all girls, but its worth it. Now the waiting part....... [​IMG]

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