what breeds can be feather sexed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BloominOrchid, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. BloominOrchid

    BloominOrchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2010
    Worcester Township
    What breeds can be feathered sexed? and at what age?
    is there anyway to sex silkies... [​IMG] Or bantams for that matter?
  2. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    sex links i believe can be feather sexed but sex links are color sexed. um ive feather sexed barred rocks and its always worked out. silkies you would have to vent sex them and i dont know how to do that other wize wait till they crow or lay an egg.
  3. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2007
    Troy, New York
    All Barred breeds can be sexed almost 95-98% by 4 weeks old, Just based on color...Males will be lighter, The Females darker.
    Sex Links can be sexed from day one. (Sex-links are not a breed them selfs, just a cross)
    Salmon Faverolles (3 days-week)
    Silver Grey Dorking (day old)

    Many breeds can be sexed before 4 weeks like Old English Game Bantams, by 2 weeks the males combs are 9 out of 10 times HUGE!!

    I am sure others can add to the list.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by