Vent sexing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by quintinp, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wondering what this was, and if someone had pictures of it.................. what is the best way of identifying the sex of baby rhode island reds, and plymouth rocks
     
  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2011
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    Vent sexing should be left to the professionals, if you do not know what you are doing, you can really hurt the little bird.
    Vent sexing is done at time of hatch, if you wait to many days, it is no longer accurate ( and even when done by professionals, it is still NOT 100% accurate).

    Best way for any breed (unless the are sex-linked) is to wait for comb, hackle development.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah the hackle and saddle feather development
     
  4. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When you say hackle how does it sound? when will you notice it a hackle? I have some that are about 4 weeks old and i have one that sounds diffrent than the rest. could this be a rooster?
     
  5. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hackles are the long neck feathers--not a sound.
     
  6. redhd077

    redhd077 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hackles are the long neck feathers--not a sound.

    Well now don't i feel stupid!
     
  7. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Hackles are the long neck feathers--not a sound.

    Well now don't i feel stupid!

    No need to feel stupid. We aren't born knowing all about poultry, so we have to ask questions or research some other way. Lots to learn about raising chickens.
     
  9. emay4short

    emay4short Out Of The Brooder

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    No don't feel stupid. It was a very cute and honest question. Made me smile.
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  10. aggie9296

    aggie9296 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time I heard the word hackle, I thought it was a different kind of cackle.
     

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