Why is it that I am pretty good at sexing....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joyous, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. joyous

    joyous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love guessing the sexes on this forum, and then checking the experts opinion, and I am usually right, but when it comes to my own chicks , I fail miserably????
     
  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    At least you can figure out the sex of SOMEone's chicks! I have only mastered the art of being able to tell a roo from a hen as long as it is over 5 or 6 months old! [​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I would assume because you're guessing? And by luck you're right? So if you're trying too hard on your own, perhaps guess? [​IMG] That would be my advise. . . [​IMG]
     
  4. joyous

    joyous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea! Could be I just want a roo to be a hen so bad I am totally not objective!!! lol
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Hey, the way I see it - If you call it a girl through its chickhood, it's probably gonna be a boy. [​IMG] Just call em ALL boys, that way you won't have anything to lose in the end. [​IMG]
     
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  6. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Maybe because you're guessing on the forum chickens from pictures, and looking at live birds when you try to guess your own?
    So, take some pictures of your birds and try to guess the sex from the pictures instead of looking at the birds. [​IMG]
     
  7. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As with most of us, I bet your own desires cloudy your judgement.
     
  8. joyous

    joyous Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep! I also took pictures and compared them to pictures of chicks the same age....I just seem to have the luck of having mostly boys!
     
  9. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to get better at sexing everyone else's myself so I have better luck with my own when they get big enough. Sad thing is, I'm chomping at the bit to figure mine out, and they are only 2 weeks old! Haha! I keep looking at the ones with the slightly (like as in mm) bigger combs and worrying that my favorite chicks will be roos. [​IMG]

    I will be posting probably 30 chicks on here in several more weeks. So you can guess all you want on mine! [​IMG]
     

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