Sexing chicks at one & half weeks?

PurplePoppiPpl

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 31, 2012
112
4
98
North Western Wisconsin
i was wondering if you can still have chicks sexed at 1 to 2 weeks of age.... vent, color, feather????
i have silverlaced waydottes, Buff Orpingtons, Speckled sussex, and amerancuanas...
 

Indigosands

Songster
8 Years
Apr 9, 2012
494
23
146
Yucca Valley, CA
From what I understand, no. The hatchery used methods like vent, and wing sexing only work within so many hours of hatching. Sex-linked chicks can be sexed by their coloring from hatch on. Other breeds are speculative at best. You're committed to waiting at this point. ;)
 

kudzu vine

Songster
11 Years
Oct 4, 2008
106
1
121
Olive Branch MS
So far this has worked for me. At about 2-3 weeks tail feathers really start sticking out. Those that stick out are hens, others roos. Now, I just hatched out 18, 2 different batches. The first batch, now 3 weeks, all look like hens. The odds of all being hens - RARE, so we'll see. The others are not quiet 2 weeks and they look like all hens. So...I either have all hens are all roos!
 

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