Rhea Chick Sexing
The photos below illustrate how to determine gender of one month old rhea chicks. This method, vent sexing, can be used on rhea chicks from 2 week old up to adults. We do not recommend vent sexing chicks younger than 2 weeks, due to the danger of rupturing the internal yolk sack.
The proper method of carrying a rhea chick.
Turn it upside down and hold the crossed legs tightly.
Invert the vent, looking for the reproductive organs. This is a female chick, shown below.
This is a male chick, shown below.
Most importantly, WASH your hands when you are done!!! Icky!!
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