I'm trying to figure out what is going on with my SLWs. I got one from a store where all the birds are sexed before so it is a 98% chance that you get a pullet. Now at 3 weeks of age, I am pretty sure that it's a cockerel because it's got a red comb and red wattles coming it. I already have a roo so I can't keep a cockerel. So I went back to the store and got another one. This one is probably 2 weeks old, and it's getting wattles in too! Although they aren't as red, but again she is younger. I have other 4 week old chicks (of other breeds) and none have noticeable wattles. Anyways, now I'm wondering if it is common in Wyandottes to develop wattles faster? I had a 2% chance of getting a cockerel. Did I really get THAT unlucky and end up with two? Ugh I'm so annoyed. >.<
Here's the two week old:
1. comb view
2. Wattle on side view
3. Closer wattle view (sorry blurry)
4. I know some people like to see the back feathers so here you go
5. Finally the whole bird
Here's the three week old that I thought is a cockerel only now I'm not sure.
1. Close up wattle view
2. Regular wattle view
3. Comb view
4. Back feather view (he's been learning the pecking order, so I don't know how much this will help... he's missing quite a few.)
5. And the whole bird
Let me know what you think - thanks!
Edited by farlo4 - 5/28/14 at 8:03pm