2 Golden Laced Wyandottes. Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cajun41887, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. cajun41887

    cajun41887 Out Of The Brooder

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    almost 8 weeks old. First 2 pics are the same bird. Last 3 pics pics are the other bird. Thoughts? I'm concerned because both are getting quite red in the waddles and comb areas. [​IMG]

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  2. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't be concerned yet. Wattles (not waddles) don't look horribly big right now. I *think* wyandottes tend to mature early. My first birds were SLW so I do know the struggles.
     
  3. cajun41887

    cajun41887 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree...the comb is not big yet...although a bit redder. The top bird concerns me more for roo than the second.

    Also watch for the patterning on the birds...females will develop a nice lacing while the males will have very blotchy coloring.

    If you look at the adult males vs. females you will see where the coloring is headed.

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I'm thinking cockerel on the first one and I'm leaning towards pullet on the second.
     
  6. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they both look like pullets, I think their combs would be a more reddish color if they were cockerels. But keep an eye out!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I concur with Bantam Fan 4Life - the first looks like a cockerel, the second, like a pullet.
     
  8. Poultrybonkers

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    Both are pullets my roo had way bigger comb then that and allot more gold. [​IMG]
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  9. Flaisure

    Flaisure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taffy @ 3 1/2 weeks
    The feathers around the vent area are pretty much gone. I have a good feeling Taffy maybe a rooster.

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