sexing new chicks buy there fethers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Spitman, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2010
    does anyone no of a good thread for sexing chicks with the feathers?
  2. sophiejw

    sophiejw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2010
    I found this:

    What I hadn't realised was that it only works for some breeds. So it didn't work for my Polish Cresteds- wrong for both of them. Not sure about the Australorps- feather sexing said 2 boys 2 girls- just put the pics up now and people think 3 girls, possibly 4. There was a clear difference between the feather lengths when they were tiny to give 2 of each. The final one I tried was BOxRIR- feather sexing said it was female - jury's still out on her!

    So if you want to feather sex I'd research what breeds it's meant to work for before you choose what you're going to hatch out.....

    I decided it didn't matter really as I couldn't bring myself to cull any day old chicks anyway, we'll decide what to do with the roos when they're bigger.

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