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This is my sister's chick about 9 weeks old. It's a Gold Laced Wyandotte and when she bought them, they were supposed to be all hens, but this one has a bigger comb and waddles below than her other chicks. She doesn't have another one of this breed to compare to though. How often are they wrong when sexing?

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Definitely a cockerel.

With Wyandottes, vent sexing is 95-98% accurate.

100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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100 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Silkies, Malay, and assorted others. Studying poultry genetics and the Standard of Perfection. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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:welcome

Cockerel

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This is my sister's chick about 9 weeks old. It's a Gold Laced Wyandotte and when she bought them, they were supposed to be all hens, but this one has a bigger comb and waddles below than her other chicks. She doesn't have another one of this breed to compare to though. How often are they wrong when sexing?

I'm in the opposite boat, wanting to know what a 9 week old GLW cockerel would look like so thank you for posting a great picture!

 

Here are 2 pullets at 9 weeks for reference:

20 layers of various breeds, 1 rooster, and four F2 Super Blues- 2 pullets and 2 cockerels at 15 weeks old, and 16 chicks who jumped into my cart at the feed store!
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20 layers of various breeds, 1 rooster, and four F2 Super Blues- 2 pullets and 2 cockerels at 15 weeks old, and 16 chicks who jumped into my cart at the feed store!
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Thanks for the responses! And the pictures of the pullets!

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