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The Plight of the Chicken Sexers

Although calling someone a chicken sexer may sound like an insult, it’s really an old and venerable vocation in Japan, where sexers are internationally renowned for their skill at determining the sex of a chick at the tender age of one day old.

The fact is, before you can determine if that cute little chick is destined for the dinner table or will spend its life popping eggs out its butt, you first need to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. Highly-skilled chicken sexers can sort those babies at the rate of 8000 a day and  take home as much as $15,000 a month for their trouble.

But alas, the industry is  laying an egg as young ‘uns flee the field, squawking about becoming doctors or chasing some other equally pointless dream. Not only that, but breeders have developed “feather sexing,” which allows even an idiot to determine the sex just by looking at the bird’s feathers.

Nonetheless, with unemployment still high in the U.S., perhaps we’ll soon see a massive wave of Americans arriving on Japanese shores and enrolling in Nagoya’s Zen Nippon school, the country’s one and only chicken sexing school. I wonder what their mascot is.

 

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3 comments on “The Plight of the Chicken Sexers

  1. Vadim
    July 28, 2013

    Wow, I was led to this post through Alice Sanvito, who lienkd to it in a massage forum. It so happens that I am reading the book Incognito right now. Fortuitous timing! Love the book and yes, I agree that the best massages are when we know enough cognitively that it is ingrained into our subconscious and we can let the CEO rest while trusting the subconscious.I’ve been trying to put a personal experience into this concept. I often get various emotional or visionary kickbacks while giving a massage. I also listen to the tissues and don’t really know why I know things, but it very often correlates positively for the client.I’m now thinking that this is a way that my subconscious is encoding information. I’ve also learned Subtle Muscle Testing where a light brush or tap of touch can detect a weak muscle section. Heck, I can look at people and see where they are weak. I’m wondering if functional gait and postural analysis can have aspects of this chicken sexing too. People can learn to be chicken sexers by having someone confirm or deny their determinations for some time; after a while, they absorb how to do it. For me, learning to subtle muscle test and do functional gait analysis has components of that. With practice and confirmations, I learned what to look for and how to see 3 dimensional movement and muscular weakness.

  2. Pao
    August 31, 2013

    Wow, I was led to this post through Alice Sanvito, who lkneid to it in a massage forum. It so happens that I am reading the book Incognito right now. Fortuitous timing! Love the book and yes, I agree that the best massages are when we know enough cognitively that it is ingrained into our subconscious and we can let the CEO rest while trusting the subconscious.I’ve been trying to put a personal experience into this concept. I often get various emotional or visionary kickbacks while giving a massage. I also listen to the tissues and don’t really know why I know things, but it very often correlates positively for the client.I’m now thinking that this is a way that my subconscious is encoding information. I’ve also learned Subtle Muscle Testing where a light brush or tap of touch can detect a weak muscle section. Heck, I can look at people and see where they are weak. I’m wondering if functional gait and postural analysis can have aspects of this chicken sexing too. People can learn to be chicken sexers by having someone confirm or deny their determinations for some time; after a while, they absorb how to do it. For me, learning to subtle muscle test and do functional gait analysis has components of that. With practice and confirmations, I learned what to look for and how to see 3 dimensional movement and muscular weakness.

  3. That\’s the best answer by far! Thanks for contributing.

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