Telling the sex of a young chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahbeth003, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. sarahbeth003

    sarahbeth003 In the Brooder

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    I've read that you can tell the sex of a young chick by their wings. How accurate is this. This a picture of my 1 week old.[​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    Read the first post in this thread. It gives a good explanation of what is required for it to be accurate. The father has to be pure for fast feathering. The mother has to be slow feathering. If the parents are set up properly with their genetics it is extremely accurate. If the parents are not set up genetically it is 50-50.

    Tadkerson’s Sex Link Thread
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=261208
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    It is only accurate if the bird has been specifically bred for it.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    x2. It's one of those things folks on the interwebz forget to say doesn't work for just any bird, they have to be specifically bred for it.
     
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    BantamLover21 Crowing

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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