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Which breeds can be feather sexed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by justafeedboy, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. justafeedboy

    justafeedboy Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2011
    in my own little world
    While I know some breeds can be feather sexed, it isn't as accurate for all. I was wondering what breeds people have been reasonably successful with this?
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    The only way I know to feather sex is described by Tadkerson near the bottom of the first post in this thread. It is not by breed but by mating a rooster pure for fast-feathering with a hen that has the slow-feathering gene.

    Tadkerson’s Sex Link Thread

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