Sexing ringnecks

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by shelleyd2008, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Okay, I know this is supposed to be 'easy', but I can't seem to figure them out. They all look the same! They are still quite young, but I believe they can be sexed at hatch? I have 7 that are about 8 weeks old, another around 6 or 7 weeks, 5 around 4 weeks, then another about 2 or 3 weeks. Any tell-tale signs I can look for? Some of the older ones are bigger than the others but if I remember correctly they weren't all the same size when I got them? I'll try to get pics tomorrow if you guys don't beat me up about their dirty building [​IMG]
     
  2. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    [​IMG] I heard the males have rings around their necks:lau
     
  3. birdboy508

    birdboy508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the male gets more color than the female.[​IMG]
     
  4. marct91

    marct91 New Egg

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    Look at the back of the legs. The male will have the start of a spur.
     
  5. gobblerunfarms

    gobblerunfarms Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:exactly
     
  6. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Males Will Have Much Larger And More Pronounced Eye Patch... Very Easy To See Hatch- 2 Or 3 Days Of Age, Gets A Lil Fuzzy From 4 Days Of Age Til About 6-8 Wks Of Age And Clears Up Again

    Fyi- Female Ringnecks Have Spurs Too
     
  7. gobblerunfarms

    gobblerunfarms Out Of The Brooder

    Quote:i agree with top part but unless i have some kind of mutations which i highly doubt in my ringnecks then females dont have spurs.
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    4 WK OLD MELANISTIC RINGNECK HEN... NOTE SPUR BUMP IN CIRCLE

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  9. marct91

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    Interesting. Non of my hens have ever had them.
     

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