sexing hens on bones

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aubreynoramarie, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    i heard that if you feel around a hens vent for two pelvic bones, you have a female...is this ture? do males not have the same pelvic bones as females?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I'm not sure, though I would think it's the space between the bones that you would look for. I know on my coturnix, both males and females have 2 bones, but the width of the male's is about an inch, the females is almost twice as wide.

    I should add that it only works on the coturnix if the females are laying eggs. If that's the case with chickens, I think one would know by then [​IMG]
     
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