Wing sexing?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by rancher hicks, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    recently someone posted a site about a hatchery and the video on youtube showed them sexing newborn chicks by wing feathers. Males having a straight row of feathers, females having an uneven row. Is this true and does it work?

    Anyone use this method of sexing? Anyone use this to cull newborn roos? Does it only work for some breeds?

    Thanks
    rancher
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    It's only true if they're bred for it specifically. The hatcheries that sell meat chickens usually breed for that trait, but the rest of them generally don't.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for the reply I did not know that. I should have known but there have been some differences of opinion.
     

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