Feather sexing chicks

Did you know some breeds of chickens can be feather sexed with good accuracy?

They say feather sexing can be done between 1-3 days old. I prefer feather sexing between 3-5 days old (day 4-5, for me, being ideal on the tinier chicks from small pullet eggs and day 2-3 for regular size chicks). I have only feather sexed layers of some breeds but have done so with pretty good accuracy.

I’ve compiled a few websites on feather sexing:

http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/

http://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/chick-sexing-techniques/

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/poultry/care-and-husbandry/chicken-sexing

http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/animal-industries/poultry/care-and-husbandry/chicken-sexing

And once you’ve read through those, try your hand! http://www2.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/Feather_sexing_practice.html

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