What breed is easiest to sex as day old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blaundee, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is THE most reliable, easiest breed to sex as a day old chick? Red Sex Link?
     
  2. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any of the sex links (red, black, gold) would be easiest.
     
  3. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
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    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.
     
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  5. There a chick...

    There a chick... Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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! [​IMG]
     
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  6. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sexlinks and sometimes Dominiques (Roos will be just a hair lighter in color).
     
  7. Engteacher

    Engteacher Poultry, Poetry, and Prose

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    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.
     
  8. There a chick...

    There a chick... Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent! I didn't think that it was really as easy as it looked when I sexed my Welsummer chicks! [​IMG] Hope I am right too!
     
  9. blaundee

    blaundee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What's the difference in the boys and girls?
     
  10. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I might be getting some welsummers soon... would love to know how you sexed them!
     

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