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:





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


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