autosexing

[aw-toh-sek-sing]

noun

breeding, especially of domestic fowl, to reveal sexual characteristics at birth or hatching in order to separate males from females.

Origin of autosexing

First recorded in 1935–40; auto-1 + sex + -ing2
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