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Wing sexing Easter egger/BPR mixes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kloverdarling, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. kloverdarling

    kloverdarling Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 8 out of 11 eggs hatch with our first round with a broody hen. 6 eggs were from my Easter egger hens under my BPR rooster. The other 2 are either BPR or jersey giant BPR crosses. Wondering if I can use the feather sexing technique to sex the babies. Based on this it seems like I have half and half, maybe 5 to 3... Female to male.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Go to the Sex linked information thread. There's a feather sexing chart. You'll probably read that feather sexing is not possible with EE. But, if you look at the wing primaries (immediately after hatch), and see a staggered feather pattern, that MIGHT indicate female, and if the primaries are all the same length, that might indicate male.
     

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