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Wing sexing

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Orpington Mamma, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Orpington Mamma

    Orpington Mamma Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Does anyone wing sex their chicks? I have 2 chicks that are 3 days old. [​IMG]They are from a buff Orpington hen and a blue Orpington Roo.
     
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  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always been told wing sexing has to be done day 1 - before any growth. That being said, I've never really bothered since I keep straight run chicks until at least week 10 regardless so I can pick-and-choose for breeding programs so I can get an idea of form and feathering.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wing sexing only works if they are bred to be wing sexed - a fast feathering breed has to be crossed with a slow feathering breed. You will have to wait until the chicks are 6-8 weeks then they will start to show signs of being a cockerel or not.
     
  4. Orpington Mamma

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    K thanks
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    x2 what has already been said. If you post picture of them at 6 weeks though I'm sure someone will be able to help sex them!
     
  6. Orpington Mamma

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    [​IMG][​IMG] can anyone tell me if these 6 week old chicks are cockerels
     
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  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    #2 is a cockerel and I'm not sure on #1 but I think it is also a cockerel.
     
  8. Orpington Mamma

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    Thanks for your help. I'm questioning #1 myself
     

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