sexing day olds...SLW and BBS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by slickchick, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. slickchick

    slickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a way to sex day old chicks of these breeds? SLW, and BBS..
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    BBS whats? BBS is a color, not a breed. You cannot sex them as day olds, other than the vent sexing, which is a real art, I understand.
     
  3. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought you could stretch out their wings and look at it that way.


    (I hate to admit that I learned that on the How It's Made thing that someone posted.)
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That only works with chicks that are specifically bred to be sexed that way. You have to breed a slow feathering chicken to a fast feathering chicken to be able to wing sex them.
     
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    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Now I get it! [​IMG]
     

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