Sexing myths and theories

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BeautifulBlue, May 4, 2009.

  1. BeautifulBlue

    BeautifulBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So Im hatching a few chicks and just wanted to test out some of the myths and theories to tell the gender. Just as a little fun for me [​IMG]
    Anybody got any to share?
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    The feed store said to hold them upside down if the head goes inward towards body its a hen if it goes out wards towards its back its a rooster...I am confused on this cause my buff looks like a rooster but he brings his head inward like they said a hen would...who knows?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just ask someone on here whose feedstore did that. It's really unreliable. Unfortunately, there are so many old false wivetales about sexing. You always have a 50% chance of being right or being wrong with any of them. You'd be better off flipping a coin.
     
  4. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know of alot of people that uses the wing feather method if you look at the wing if the feathers are all the same length they are roosters if they are one tall one short they say hen
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Wing feather sexing is accurate for breeds that have the correct gene combination--but many breeds don't.
     
  6. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    I just order from Ideal and I make sure and get sex-links. I ordered 20 pullets and got 20 pullets.
     

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