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Thoughts on gender and breed?

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We are new to backyard chickens, so I'd love the input of more experienced chicken people!  We noticed some pink in the comb of one of our 4-week old chicks.  Is it true that this signifies that she is likely a he?  We don't see any wattles yet, but the pink in the comb is making us nervous that it's a rooster.  And if anyone has any idea of the breed, I'd love to figure that out too.

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

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I'm not sure on breed (where did you get it?), but so far it doesn't look like a cockerel. I would post again around 6 or 7 weeks to confirm.

post #3 of 5

Looks to be a white wyandotte

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I'm not sure on breed (where did you get it?), but so far it doesn't look like a cockerel. I would post again around 6 or 7 weeks to confirm.

We got it from my son's classroom. They hatched eggs, and there were a variety of different color chicks (our other one is black - shown in my avatar). I am curious about the breed, but I am more concerned about the roo vs pullet. It's reassuring that you think it might be a pullet. The pink at the top of the comb made me nervous!
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Wyandottes are a little tuffer to sex. As that pullets and cockerels both get pink combs early. Untill they are around 6-8 weeks, then the cockerels will start growing larger. Most rose combed breeds are this way.

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