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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:04 pm 
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Hello everyone! I'm new here! The main reason I'm here is for me to get help sexing my, 1 Light Sussex chick and 2 Araucana chicks. Chicks are 4 days old atm and, I am not sure if "Wing sexing" works as I don't know the parents......
Here are some attached images of my chicks below.
I'm confident that my LS is a pullet. :biggrin:
If you have any questions or need me to do anything else, please let me know.


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File comment: Chick #2 White Araucana (I'm very unsure)
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File comment: Chick #1 Light Sussex (black wing feathers are appearing)
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Here are some extra pictures.


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File comment: Chick #3 Lavender Araucana (pullet??)
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File comment: Chick #2 White Araucana (I'm very unsure)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Hi Sagey and welcome to the forum.
Wing sexing is not reliable for most pure breeds and even within different lines of the same breeds it may or may not work. It is used mainly in the commercial layers (and most of those are bred with sex linked colours any way) Your Sussex will be most easily sexed by comb development in a few weeks. The male comb develops and colours faster than the female. Wattles will also appear on the males.
Araucanas are very difficult to sex until they are mature and the neck and tail feathers develop. Comb development may help but is not always reliable.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:02 pm 
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sue55 wrote:
Hi Sagey and welcome to the forum.
Wing sexing is not reliable for most pure breeds and even within different lines of the same breeds it may or may not work. It is used mainly in the commercial layers (and most of those are bred with sex linked colours any way) Your Sussex will be most easily sexed by comb development in a few weeks. The male comb develops and colours faster than the female. Wattles will also appear on the males.
Araucanas are very difficult to sex until they are mature and the neck and tail feathers develop. Comb development may help but is not always reliable.

Wow! Thank you so much Sue! I've heard Araucanas are hard to sex.... Ill wait a few weeks and keep you updated :clnava


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:08 pm 
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sue55 wrote:
Hi Sagey and welcome to the forum.
Wing sexing is not reliable for most pure breeds and even within different lines of the same breeds it may or may not work. It is used mainly in the commercial layers (and most of those are bred with sex linked colours any way) Your Sussex will be most easily sexed by comb development in a few weeks. The male comb develops and colours faster than the female. Wattles will also appear on the males.
Araucanas are very difficult to sex until they are mature and the neck and tail feathers develop. Comb development may help but is not always reliable.

Wow! Thank you so much Sue! I've heard Araucanas are hard to sex.... Ill wait a few weeks and keep you updated :clnava


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