sexing myths...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hdowden, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can someone please let me know some of the myths that are out there on telling the gender of young chicks and how they are supposed to work. also if you have tried the method a min of 5 times on at least up to 10 chicks (50 chicks total) please let me know how the chicks turned out. this info will also be put on the central louisiana poultry club facebook page.

    here are some the notes i have on facebook right now: https://www.facebook.com/CentralLouisianaPoultryClub?sk=notes

    however if you don't have a facebook to sign onto you will not be able to see each and every note
     
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  2. Syerf

    Syerf Out Of The Brooder

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    One myth I've heard is that if you pick a chick up by the neck a male will squirm and a female won't, Naturally this doesn't work.
     
  3. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    I have heard that a pointy egg is a girl and rounded egg is a boy.
     
  4. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wing feather-sexing does not hold true for many breeds that are fast feathering.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    with this one i hear they have to be fairly young like 1-5 days old and i have read this does work fairly well i have never tried for fear of hurting the chick
     
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i have yet to come across a fast feathering breed and this is a lot more complicated than it sounds lol
     
  7. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone here told me that if you hold a young chick on it's back that girls will tuck their legs up and boys will stick them out straight. It worked on our first 10 chicks, but we also has 2 chicks that had one leg out and one leg tucked. They both turned out to be girls.

    Of our current 7 chicks - two did stick their legs out and I do happen to have two boys...but I have no idea if they were the same two chicks...
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I've heard if you throw a paper airplane over a group of chicks, the females will duck down, and the males will stand up straight.
     
  9. TallChickMagnet

    TallChickMagnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I once heard that if it lays eggs it's a girl, if it doesn't then it's a boy, but that can't be true. Could it?
     

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