upside down gender test

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muddyhorse, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    Ok I was told if you pick a chicken up by its feet and its head pops up it is a roo if the head hands down it is a girl. I haven't tried this yet. has anybody else tried this ????
  2. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Nope, not true. I remember when I first joined BYC, that was going around. I had like 50 baby chicks. I did the methods and documented it. Then when I was able to tell by looking at them what the sex was, I compared my paper and I was so off by a long ways [​IMG]
  3. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    the edge of insanity
    People here are so knowledgeable! Great question!
  4. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Didnt really work for me either!
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Load of bull.

    I worked at a feedstore and this woman routinely came in and purchased "pullets". She went to the pre-sexed bin and would purchase the birds that would lay with their heads back. Only the females had the wingbands...she never got a wing-banded bird as she claimed every one she picked up were males.

    I vent sex as well as profile sex....the hatchery was only off by maybe 3 birds out of 100.

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