sexing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by m2wandc, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sooo when I did a little research about hatcheries online, I found out that you can tell the sex from the rows of feathers on the wings...girls have two rows, boys have one...large hatcheries use this method, sooo why is it sooo tough for us 'normal folks' to figure it out???

    I tried and still am "unsure" seems like it should be such an easy thing...what's wrong with me...does that 'feather' method only work on day one and by day 3 when they are in my hands, it's too late???

    Anyone know? Got any 'sexers' on this forum?
     
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    That is a strange method. Never heard of it before. I thought they used vent sexing....?
     
  3. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it is only certain breeds that works for. But I could be wrong about that. Your Barred rock shouldn't be too hard to figure out. You can tell by the spot on its head and by the front of the legs.
     
  4. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I heard BR's spot on the head method, but what is the front of the leg method?
     
  5. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The darker front legs are pullets. It's a blackish silverish color on the front.
     
  6. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does "SHE" (hopeful) have the womanly legs she should?

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  7. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally I would say yes. But I am no expert.
     
  8. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I feel pretty confident now the BR is a girl, but I'm still curious about the BO???
     
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  9. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That one you will have to wait for [​IMG] I am not sure of any way to sex the BO. Where are you located?
     
  10. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:California...why?
     

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