10 week old blue wyndotte - what gender please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melalthia, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. melalthia

    melalthia Out Of The Brooder

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  2. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the picture is a bit blurry, and we can't really get a good look at his/her comb or wattles...it kinda looks like a girl, but the stance kinda says boy...do you have any other photos?

    Someone remind me, is ten weeks old enough for hackle/saddle feathers?

    Im gonna say girl for now...
     
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  3. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    From the picture it looks like a pullet. I'm not sure if 10 weeks is old enough for saddles/hackles... It's usually easiest to tell by the comb/wattles at this point. Can you get a good shot of them for us?
     
  4. melalthia

    melalthia Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies guys! I am sorry for the blurriness. I'll try to get a better one to post...
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the wattles are really red for 10 weeks i think its a cockerel but i cant see the comb to be for sure
     
  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think saddle/hackle feathers start coming in notably until later (>12wks)... but this is from me, and my araucana boys both sprouted them around 7 weeks. I'm gonna say it depends on the breed and what kind of steroids they're being fed - apparently mine got the right stuff! [​IMG]
     
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  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the wattles are that big and red already, I'm going to say, cockerel. Sorry [​IMG]
     
  8. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too, would like more photos...but I agree-big waddles for a 10 week old= cockerel! Stands like a roo too.
     
  9. I'm pretty sure it's a cockerel but it's hard to tell because of how blurry the picture is.
     
  10. egg-cellent

    egg-cellent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a boy to me.. Wattles are too red and distinguished..
     

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