12 week old Wyandotte (BLRW)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by muffi, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Eileen, my poor little BLRW that hatched out with a slipped tendon. She is almost 12 weeks old, but is very small for her size because of her deformity. I don't know how stunted growth would affect sexual development. Anyway, here are some pics. Please let me know if I need to change her name to something more masculine. [​IMG] When she was 2 weeks old, the vet said she was too small and frail to help. But now that she is bigger and stronger, I'm hoping she can fix her.

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  2. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    She is really fluffy and pretty...
     
  3. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Does that mean you think she is a she? I hope so!
     
  4. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    oh I'm sorry...I'm not one to know for sure...but my SLW pullet also has no comb and small waddles so I just assumed it was a girly. So pretty though...
     
  5. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I would think by 12 weeks, you'd have heard some crowing if your bird were a male. And the comb and wattles would be redder and larger. [​IMG]
     
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks girly to me so I vote hen though I really don't know much about wyanottes, so just a guess [​IMG]
     
  7. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a pullet as a cockerel would have much more comb development by now. I don't know if that leg will be able to be fixed at this point or not. I would recommend very carefully and objectively assesing her quality of life if it can't be fixed.

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  8. muffi

    muffi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the advice. I have struggled many times, debating what to do about this little chickie. I tried to fix her leg myself after she hatched out. When that didn't work, I took her to the vet when she was 2 weeks. The vet tried to convince me to euthanize her, but I just couldn't agree to it. Other than not getting around as well or eating as much as the others, she did not seem to be suffering. I decided to support her as long as this remained the case. She has defintely held her own. She is very fiesty and full of life. None of the other chickens pick on her because she can be very assertive if she wants to be! [​IMG]

    I am not a breeder and I would never try to hatch one of her eggs (if she even ends up laying at all). I am just a backyard chicken lover with a weakness for fluffy butts! I realize that the leg may be a lost cause. But I feel I owe it to her to try to fix it, if it is possible.
     
  9. rubysmom

    rubysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks a lot like my GLW pullet. She had the little red wattles too, but still a girl. Good luck with the leg, I'd be doing exactly the same thing [​IMG]
     

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