Sexing chickens using wing method

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SandeeC, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Is it true you can sex a chicken by looking at their wings?
    Single row of feathers is a Roo, double layer of feathers is a Hen?
    Just curious, cause I think my mum used this method.
    I now have 7/9 little ones and am eager to find out sex
     
  2. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry must add, these are 1 and 2 days old :)
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Not all breeds of chicken can be feather sexed. You can only feather sex if the breed/strain has been bred to produce fast feathering females and slower feathering males.
     
  4. SandeeC

    SandeeC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh ok, shame, cause I can see the difference in single and double rows of feathers on the tips of their wings
     

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