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Sexing a straight run of wyandottes

post #1 of 8
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Oh my. I ordered 8 wyandotte bantams and got 22.  I am trying my best to get rid of them. I do not have enough room in my brooder, and certainly not in my coop.  It would help if I could tell the boys from the girls. They are 3 days old.  Some of them have a dark mark on their head.  Are those the boys?  Are the boys bigger?  

 

Help.

 

Lisa

post #2 of 8

:welcome

 

 

Is it a dark mark, like a marker? Placed by the hatchery? If so, that likely indicates excess cockerels. 

 

What hatchery did you use? 

 

Can you post pictures?

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #3 of 8

Are you positive they are all Wyandotte bantams? Hatcheries don't sex them so I'm not sure why they would put a mark on some.

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

 

 

I got them from Ideal Poultry--Assorted Wyandotte Bantams.  Can you see the dark mark some of them have on their heads? The customer service lady told me that they do not sex the bantams.  Any opinions?  Does the mark mean they are boys or simply a variety of wyandotte? Ideal Poultry by the way sold the following: blue, blue laced red, columbian, bufff columbian, silver laced and golden laced. I live in the city and absolutely can have no roosters.  I thank you in advance.

post #5 of 8
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Oh and no.  I am sure they are not all Wyandotte bantams.  I got a duck in there too!!  A duck!!

 

LisA

post #6 of 8

It just looks like a different down color, and won't indicate gender. Why would they send someone a lone duckling! 

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Indeed!  Poor duck.  But I found him a good home on my friends farm.  

post #8 of 8

I agree that's down color, not hatchery added markings. You won't be able to sex them until they get larger combs, thicker legs, things like that. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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