What’s the Chinese gender prediction chart’s history?
Word goes that the chart was invented by a Chinese scientist around 700 years ago, in the Ching Dynasty and written originally in the Manchu language, but was buried in an ancient tomb.
It found its way into British hands in 1900 where it was translated, later being printed in Austria and then by a Chinese scholar who printed it in Taiwan.
To this day it appears in the Chinese Farmer’s Almanac every year.
How accurate is the Chinese gender prediction chart?
Well it’s pretty much 50/50 we reckon! And on our forum, mum MissisB has found just that. She says: “I’ve just done it for my 2. It predicted Isla would be a boy!! But it was right in predicting Maya would be a girl.”
While it’s likely there was some method when the chart was put together, it’s not clear what that was and it would have been based on ancient rather than modern science methods.
We’d say – it’s fun to do with friends, but if you do want to name your chickens before they’ve hatched we still reckon waiting for the 20-week scan is a better bet.