What breeds can you sex as chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by boykin2010, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering what are all the breeds you can sex as day old chicks. Also, can you tell me what are all the breeds you can cross to get sex-linked chicks.
    I have heard you can sex barred rocks as chicks but it seems confusing how you sex them.
    Thanks
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Any barred colored breed you can sex at day old stage.

    Any Wheaten colored breed you can sex as soon as they develop wing feathers.

    Sex-Linked parents can be almost anything of a non-barred father and barred mother or a gold father, silver mother. (but having dominant white in there helps)


    As for barring like on Rocks, the sexing is done by the size of the white dot on their heads. If it is really large, often "spilling" out of its perfect circular or slit-like shape and onto the neck, it is a boy. If it is small enough to stay on the head and be of a nice circular or oval shape, it is a girl.
     
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  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you!
     
  4. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes Commercial Leghorns and Cornish X can be sexed via wing at 1 day old...
     
  5. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the Breeds section on the forum is a list of combinations (roos & hens) used to make various sexlinks
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some lines of Welsummer can be sexed at hatch.
     
  8. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely right Philly! Along with SS, and most BB-red and Partridge birds...
     

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