What breeds are easy to tell sex of as chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chicken boy sam, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    So, What breeds are easy to tell their sex of when they hatch by color? I know about sex links, faverolles, and welsummers, but what else?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Golden Cuckoo Marans can be sexed at hatch.
     
  3. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    Oh, cool. How is there temperment?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Most any barred variety, like Barred Plymouth Rocks, Cuckoo Marans, etc. can be sexed at hatch with good accuracy. For no fail sexing, sexlinks of any variety are made to be sex-able at hatch.
     
  5. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    How do you sex barred rocks at hatch?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    All of my GCMs have been very gentle birds.
     
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  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing 9 Years

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    Cuckoo marans and I believe Dominiques.
    I have both.
    Cuckoo marans are good layers of large eggs. During the winter laid well in confinement. I have 5 hens. Roo was nice and large if your looking for a dual purpose egg/meat bird. Dark eggs, easy to spot their eggs from others.

    Dominiques lay a medium sized eggs. I have two so no knowledge of egg rate. Not friendly and can be noisey. Not a large bird. Light brown eggs.

    I am not sure whether this may be a feather pattern trait. Females darker than males. As chicks and adults.

    While Golden cuckoos are pretty they are expensive and I'd wait til the price comes down.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My bad... I've only had a few BR chicks (pullets) ... that was two years ago and I don't remember if they had the white patch or not.

    GC Marans have obvious color differences the moment they hatch.
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Mahonri, that does apply to the black sexlink cockerels. White spot = male, no spot = female.
     

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