What breeds can you feather sex at one day

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lovemychicks9, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. lovemychicks9

    lovemychicks9 Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    South Carolina
    does any one know which breeds you can tell the sex of at one day and how you can tell the difference? the feed store is getting a batch in tomorrow and if they are not sexed I want to try and not get roo's, please can anyone help me?
  2. flakey chick

    flakey chick Songster

    May 3, 2007
    The feather sexing is more strict than just breed. Within the breed they have to be specifically bred for it. I forget which way around it goes, but the hens have to come from one flock (fast feathering I think) and the roos have to come from another flock.

    Barred coloring is a sex linked trait. The roos will end up being lighter. The roos are supposed to have a wider head spot and the female headspot is smaller and better defined. Also on the barred breeds the females will be darker on the front of the legs.

    It is unlikely that your feedstore would be selling any sexlink straight run. The will likely have some sexed pullets for you to choose from. Here's hoping.

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