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Hi everyone! This is my first time on here and I'm hoping I can gain lots of knowledge and wisdom from you. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions later but here is my first one. I have two Wyandotte chicks both 3 weeks old. One is developing faster than the other and showing her tail feathers. In fact all 3 of my chicks are sprouting their tail feathers but this one pretty girl. Could this be the early signs of a rooster or am I way over thinking this? First pic has no tail feathers. Second pic has them. Thoughts?
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Hi everyone! This is my first time on here and I'm hoping I can gain lots of knowledge and wisdom from you. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions later but here is my first one. I have two Wyandotte chicks both 3 weeks old. One is developing faster than the other and showing her tail feathers. In fact all 3 of my chicks are sprouting their tail feathers but this one pretty girl. Could this be the early signs of a rooster or am I way over thinking this? First pic has no tail feathers. Second pic has them. Thoughts?
 

If he is behind on tail feather growth than there is a really good chance he is a he. Are his wing feathers shorter too? I have a Wyandotte sexing guide in my signature.

16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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16 Gold Sexlinks, 2 Ameraucana/Leghorn EEs, 13 EE's, 7 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 1 Gold Cuckoo Marans, 12 Bev Davis Black Copper Marans, 5 Lavender Wyandottes, yes Lavender Wyandotte. Also raise Cornish X meat birds.
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No no no no no I don't like this at all! Yes, his/her wing feathers are shorter as well. Looks exactly like the picture you sent me.

Well rats! She's like the runt of the litter. Everyone loves on her and she's always trying to burrow under the wings other girls. She's (he's) the baby....

Thank you for your response sideWing! Although I'm bummed now:(
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Hi and welcome to BYC - males can be frustrating i know - both feathered and human :)

 

If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken. 
 
 
Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread). In fact, the search box should become your best friend  Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.
 
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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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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

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you could also post photos at "what breed or gender is this."  for more opinions.  Sometimes  sending pictures when the birds are older can make a difference.

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