Sexing Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenbuddy, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    I saw somewhere how to sex a chick by its wing feathers. I forget. Is it a female if its wing feathers are the same length, and its a male if its wing feathers are different lengths? Or vice vesa? Thanks.
     
  2. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Anybody? Is this the wrong section? Mods, if this is in the wrong section please tell me where you moved it. Thanks!
     
  3. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feather sexing became possible in 1969 after several years of genetic research by the Tegels Poultry Breeding Company. This method used to determine the sex of newly hatched chicks is only possible if a female from a slow-feathering breed is crossed with a male from a fast-feathering breed. The sex of the chicks produced from this cross can be determined during the first 48 hours after hatching by looking at the primary and secondary feathers located on the chick's wings. The primary feathers will be noticeably longer than the secondary feathers on a female chick. On a male, the primary and secondary feathers are the same length.

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