Sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by michaelf1478, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have any advice on how to sex Lavender Orpington chicks. Had a few hatch the other day and the suspense is killing me!!
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    How long ago is/was "the other day" - their age, in weeks, will determine which characteristics are most reliable in sexing them.
     
  3. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were born 3 days ago
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    MUCH too young. You'll have to learn to be patient. We aren't fortune tellers
     
  5. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was afraid of that. I've been all over google and it was post from years back and they all were on older birds. Just wasn't sure if I was missing something. Roughly what's a good age to be able to tell?? Beside when they start laying or crowing lol.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

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    Depending on the individual bird, 4-6 weeks generally is when a good idea can be had though some take longer and some cockerels start walking around with "in a boy" signs earlier
     
  7. michaelf1478

    michaelf1478 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well dang. Guess I will start working on my patience. Lol
     
  8. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Try wing sexing! I f their feathers haven't already fully come out! xx
     
  9. Hybridchucks

    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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    Google it saying simply "wing sexing" on google images! Can we have a pic?
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

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    True wing feathery sexing is reliant on the careful crossing of slow feathering and fast feathering parent birds to result in sex linked chicks...and must be done within the days of hatch. It is not universal to all chicks. ...applied to chicks not of the above crossing it is no more or less reliable than any number of old wives tales in gender prediction. After all, if or was universal to all chicks the use of vent sexing would no longer be necessary and sexing error would be all but eliminated.
     
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