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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blaundee, Oct 19, 2010.
What is THE most reliable, easiest breed to sex as a day old chick? Red Sex Link?
Any of the sex links (red, black, gold) would be easiest.
Yep, sex links, 'cause you can sex by color. I think that there are a couple of breeds that you can sex by color, such as wheaten americanas (i can't ever spell that word) that also have different colors at hatch.
The Wheaten color can be sexed by color, but not as day olds. You can't really tell until they start to feather in; more like 2-3 weeks.
Any of the sex-links are great for sexing as day-olds.
I read that you can sex Welsummers...I did that for the 4 that I just hatched. We'll see if the internet was right when they get a little bigger!
Sexlinks and sometimes Dominiques (Roos will be just a hair lighter in color).
I agree. Welsummers are easy to sex. We figured out the gender of all eight of ours when they were day-old and got them all right.
Quote:Excellent! I didn't think that it was really as easy as it looked when I sexed my Welsummer chicks! Hope I am right too!
Quote:What's the difference in the boys and girls?
Yes I might be getting some welsummers soon... would love to know how you sexed them!