Sexing Day Old Barred Cochin Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickens Forever, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Chickens Forever

    Chickens Forever Chirping

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    Hello, BYC fam!

    I have hatched out a singleton barred cochin chick, and I am praying the baby is a girl. Can these guys be sexed by head spots? I can't find any conclusive info so I came to the best place to ask! :)


    Thank you in advance!
     
  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Yes, they can. Assuming the father was homozygous for barred (lighter than female with blurrier barring)
     
  3. Chickens Forever

    Chickens Forever Chirping

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    These are the parent flock I got hatching eggs from:
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    Would offspring from these birds be sexable by the head spot? If so, how?
     

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