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|Posted: Sat Mar 7th, 2009 11:27 pm||
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Methods of chick sexing
Youtube Dirty Jobs: Mike Rowe at Murray McMurray Hatchery
The two main methods of sexing chicks: feather sexing and vent sexing. Feather sexing
Feather sexing isn't hard, but it requires that the chickens be bred to show their sex in differences in the feathers as chicks. Male chickens in these breeds have longer wing pinfeathers than the females do, which makes them relatively easy to tell apart. Most chickens do not have these traits bred into them, and the chicks are identical to all but the skilled eye of the pro- chicken sexer.
Accurate Sexing Methods (Chickens)
Sex-link Colors: A sex-linked chicken is one who's gender can be easily determined at hatching due to males and females being different colors. Without any genetic mutations, we can expect the following to be true:
Barred hen + non-barred rooster = Barred males and Non-Barred females
Gold hen + silver rooster = Silver males and Gold females
Barred rock hen + Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red rooster = Black with white spot on head male and solid black female (this is a Black Sex Link or Black Star)
Those are just a few examples of the various sex-linked combinations.
Sex-Links are chickens which can be sexed at hatching
Vent sexing: Vent sexing is performed by examining a day old chick's vent for the presence, or lack of, the formation of a male sex organ. The chick is held upside down to perform the examination. "Experts" are 95%+ accurate at this method. "Non professionals," after being taught the basics of vent sexing, can easily achieve an accuracy of 60-70%.
Watch them grow: The easiest but longest way to tell sex is to simply watch your chickens grow. In males, look for a larger comb, shinier, more pointed tail feathers (unless the breed is "hen feathered") and crowing. Females generally have smaller combs, tail feathers that are more rounded on the ends and, of course, they lay eggs.
DISTINGUISHING SEX OF CHICKS AT HATCHING warning graphic pictures
Here is a link that shows how to sex Dominique's as chicks
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|Posted: Sat Mar 7th, 2009 11:32 pm||
|A word of warning, it is not recommended to attempt vent sexing a bantam, it can cause injury.
Now I might have a clue on how to sex other breeds when all these folks post pics asking what sex they are.
Last edited on Sat Mar 7th, 2009 11:45 pm by robin416
|Posted: Sat Mar 7th, 2009 11:32 pm||
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|JJ, awesome post with great links.. Thank You !
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|Posted: Sat Mar 7th, 2009 11:49 pm||
|OMG, that Mike Rowe Dirty Jobs bit was hilarious!
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|Posted: Sun Mar 8th, 2009 01:31 am||
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|The old rancher that worked at one of our local feedmills was able to tell the sex of certain breeds of chicks at a young age.
He said RIR, BR, EE, and there are a few others, I forgot.
For girl's, I was told to always pick out the bigger ones, that have a tail.
Males will be smaller with no tail.
I know this is not always 100% because once they hit a certain age they all look the same but I have picked mine since I was little this way and have never gotten a rooster yet..... knock on wood :)
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|Posted: Tue Nov 8th, 2011 03:44 am||
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|Here some info on auto sexing. Very helpful.
Autosexing Poultry Breeds :
Amrock , Ancobar , Barnebar , Bielefelder Kennhuhn , Brockbar , Brussbar , Buffbar , Cambar , Cobar , Cream Legbar , Dorbar , Gold Legbar , Hambar , Niederrheiner , Norske Jaerhon , Oklabar , Polbar , Rhodebar , Welbar , Whealbar , Wybar
All of these birds are autosexing, this means that on hatch the girls and boys (hens & cockerels) can be told apart (sexed) by the colour of their down, generally the boys hatch yellow with muted patches of brown and the girls hatch brown with clear stripes on their backs, the girls also have much clearer eye flashes. These birds are all pure breeds and will hatch true - these are not hybrids!
Autosexing pure breed, similar to Barred Plymouth rock, large fowl very good egg layers,large pale brown eggs, very friendly, large birds
Ancona x Barred Plymouth Rock
Made in early 1950’s with all the attributes of Ancona’s
Barnvelder x Barred Plymouth Rock
Bielefelder Kennhuhn :
Cuckoo Malines x Welsummer
Large and small versions made. Similar to Welbar's
click here for info on Brussbars
Campine x Barred Plymouth Rock
exceedingly rare,large fowl lays white eggs,pure breed, friendly, inquisitive birds, very friendly, delicate feathering
Cochin x Barred Plymouth Rock
Autosexing large breed, pure breed
Cream Legbar :
breed1 x breed2
autosexing, pure breed lays blue eggs, Brown Leghorn, Gold Legbar, Araucana cross, breeds true, friendly pretty,
Silver Gray Dorking(m) x Barred Plymouth Rock(f)
Gold Legbar :
Brown Leghorn x Barred Plymouth Rock Large fowl pure breed, good eggs layer, bright white eggs, upright stance,
Rhodebar x New Hampshire Red
Norske Jaerhon :
Rhode Island Red x Barred Plymouth Rock
Large fowl, pure breed autosexing lays pale brown eggs, feathering is colour of Rhode Island Red a lovely friendly breed
Welsummer x Barred Plymouth Rock
Lays brown eggs, large fowl, pure breed autosexing on hatch, lovely bird with light pastel colouring. Sometimes spelt (wrongly)
English Jubilee, BBS, Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons, Marans FBBS, Heritage Breeds, American Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucanas, Sebbies, quail Bobwhite, A & M, peacocks, flying Mallards, Turkies.
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