Feather Sexing in Chickens

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Feather Sexing

Sexing is used in a breeding program on day-old chicks by evaluation of wing feathers

Sexing of Pullet Primary feathers are longer than Coverts

Sexing of Cockerel Primaries are smaller than in the Pullet

Sexing of Cockerel Primaries are smaller than on the wing of the Pullet and are the same size as coverts

Comparison of Pullet and Cockerel One Day Old Chicks

Author: Animal Science 



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