10 week blue laced red wyandotte gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suliah, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. Roo

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  2. Pullet

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  3. No idea!

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  1. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 8 weeks people guessed cockerel... but the comb is still not growing, wattles are just barely starting to come in, and the lacing is over the whole chicken (from what I understand this doesn't usually happen in roos)... This is my first and only BLRW and I love it! I don't know whether I want it to be male or female, I can have roos... But I don't want fighting and I've got at least 2 others in this batch of 8 chicks...

    Still thinking Roo? [​IMG]
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  2. StephensonC

    StephensonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He/she is adorable! Love the lacing....Gotta have one of those now! [​IMG]
     
  3. kjc1990

    kjc1990 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullet... Rounded Tail feathers... does not look like a Rooster...
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm not sure, but I'm leaning more towards pullet now.
     
  5. kjc1990

    kjc1990 Out Of The Brooder

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    I think definitely a pullet
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm also leaning towards pullet.
     
  7. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not all that uncommon for the males to have lacing all over before they start getting in their saddle and hackle feathers. I made that mistake with my first BLRWs. I held out hope for way too long that one of my males was actually female due to his nice all over lacing. I really think that the shape of the comb and the size and color of the wattles are the best indicator of sex in wyandottes. It's hard to make that determination when you only have one. Cockerels have much larger wattles at that age. I'm pretty confident that this one is a pullet. :)
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    That is for sure a pullet. Round tail and hackle feathers, small comb and almost invisible wattles
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X7 on pullet. :eek:)
     
  10. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all! Now I kinda wish I had a male of these...

    I have a wheaten marans roo, what do you think a wheaten marans x BLRW would look like?
     
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