BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes. Sex?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

2 Golden Laced Wyandottes. Sex?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
almost 8 weeks old. First 2 pics are the same bird. Last 3 pics pics are the other bird. Thoughts? I'm concerned because both are getting quite red in the waddles and comb areas.







post #2 of 9

I wouldn't be concerned yet.  Wattles (not waddles) don't look horribly big right now.  I *think* wyandottes tend to mature early.  My first birds were SLW so I do know the struggles. 

-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever!
3 EEs, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Black Australorps & 4 Buff Orpingtons!

Reply

-Jackie- MN Mom of twins plus one!
Oh, and not to forget the golden retriever!
3 EEs, 2 Light Brahmas, 2 Black Australorps & 4 Buff Orpingtons!

Reply
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
post #4 of 9

I agree...the comb is not big yet...although a bit redder. The top bird concerns me more for roo than the second.

 

Also watch for the patterning on the birds...females will develop a nice lacing while the males will have very blotchy coloring.

 

If you look at the adult males vs. females you will see where the coloring is headed.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
Reply
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
Reply
post #5 of 9

I'm thinking cockerel on the first one and I'm leaning towards pullet on the second.

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply

I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

Reply
post #6 of 9

I think they both look like pullets, I think their combs would be a more reddish color if they were cockerels. But keep an eye out!

post #7 of 9

I concur with Bantam Fan 4Life  -    the first looks like a cockerel,   the second, like a pullet.

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #8 of 9
Both are pullets my roo had way bigger comb then that and allot more gold.
Instagram @official_poultrybonkers
Youtube and Facebook @Poultrybonkers
Reply
Instagram @official_poultrybonkers
Youtube and Facebook @Poultrybonkers
Reply
post #9 of 9
Taffy @ 3 1/2 weeks
The feathers around the vent area are pretty much gone. I have a good feeling Taffy maybe a rooster.



New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › 2 Golden Laced Wyandottes. Sex?