Telling the sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kellyd1967, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. kellyd1967

    kellyd1967 New Egg

    Aug 11, 2011
    How do you know the sex and at what age can you tell what they will be?
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    There are many ways to tell sex but the most reliable is to wait til they grow up.

    Certain breeds are not easy unless you can "vent sex". Google this term and you'll see what I mean.

    Other breeds can be sexed as chicks such as the "sex links" which is crossing breeds in which chicks male and female are different colors.

    Then there are the "barred/cuckoo" breeds in which one sex is lighter in color than the others.

    There are many folk lore ways of sexing chicks but none is reliable. Some swear by "wing" sexing but again not as reliable or accurate.

    Some will disagree with this information but you have to decide who you choose to believe.

    take care,


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